The organizers have also given the strongest indication that they need more time to prepare and upcoming events such as the league season will interfere with the competition
GHALCA also cited the closeness of the tournament’s schedule to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) congress and the new league season, which is tentatively scheduled to start October 7.
Speaking to Joy Sports, an Executive Member of GHALCA Albert Commey said, “We had to let it go because we received a letter from the National Sports Authority indicating the unavailability of the stadium due to some undergoing works.”
He added: “There is also the issue of the tightness of the calendar with respect to the start of the [Ghana] Premier League and the preceding ordinary congress session.
“So we decided to let it go this year to give us ample time to prepare for next year.”
Accra Hearts of Oak, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Ashgold and Medeama would have been the contestants had the competition gone ahead as initially planned.