League delay affecting Ghanaian clubs in Africa - Commey

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The GFA official believes clubs will perform better in continental assignments with a better system of the local topflight

Ghana Football Association Executive Committee member Albert Commey says local clubs are unable to do well in continental assignments due to the poor organization of the Ghana Premier League.

Commey's comments come in the wake of the elimination of Wa All Stars and Bechem United from the Caf Champions League and the Caf Confederation Cup respectively last weekend.

All Stars fell to Libyan outfit Al Ahly Tripoli in the preliminary round on Sunday, a day after Bechem suffered at the hands of Algerian side MC Algers at same stage.

”We need to do something to help our local league," Commey, who doubles as the chief executive officer of Aduana Stars, told Abusua FM.

"It isn’t that our league is that bad but the truth of the matter is that we don’t start our league early and it is something that, in my view, is affecting our clubs who participate in both the Champions League and the Confederation Cup.

”For me, I think the stakeholders are not helping at all in improving the level of our league. 

"It is unfortunate that when you go to social media, you only see the negative aspect of our league reported, but genuinely, I think our clubs are not doing that bad - just that they need to improve their play.

“If the various stakeholders will help us to start the league on time, clubs will prepare well by playing a couple of matches to test their strength.

"[In the current case], our clubs are participating in Africa without kicking a ball in the league."

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This season's league, which took off on February 12 and enters matchday three on Wednesday, was originally scheduled to commence on December 18 last year.

Ghana's last silverware in continental football was in 2005 when Hearts of Oak won the Confederation Cup.

 

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