Ghana Premier League likely to begin in August 2019,claims Akenteng

Published on: 06 August 2018

Fifa and Caf Liaison team member for Ghana Francis Oti-Akenteng says the 2017-18 Ghana Premier League season has been truncated, with the new season likely to commence in August 2019.

The Ghana Premier League has been put on hold by the government in wake of the investigative piece by ace journalist Ana Aremeyaw Anas on corruption in Ghana football where some referees and top football administrators were caught on camera indulging in malpractices.

The liaison team member believes this is the right opportunity to sanitize the system and synchronize the local season with the European calendar, amid calls for the resumption of the competition.

"We all want the best so let us use this period to improve the standard of our league with this glorious opportunity from God,"Akenteng told Angel FM.

"Many Ghanaians said they want our calendar to move with the European calendar which starts in August/September but let me ask are we ready for it this year? Definitely No!

"So we have one year difference which is next year to organize our league and we must all support this idea."

"It got to a time that Ghanaians stayed for six months without the premier league so let's wait for just one year and see what we can do."

"We are still experiencing some difficulties as Liaison team so Ghanaians must exercise some patience," he added.

According to reports, Medeama and AshantiGold could represent the country in Caf Champions League and Caf Confederation Cup next season respectively.