Ghalca boss Fianoo slams GPL board over league postponement

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The league clubs association's chief claims the decision to suspend the top-flight until August ending is a 'terrible' one

Ghana League Clubs Association chairman Kudjo Fianoo has slammed Ghana FA and the premier league board following a four-week suspension of the top-flight on Tuesday.

According to the league's organising body, the decision was taken in order to allow the Black Stars Team B adequately prepare for the Chan qualifier against Burkina Faso and clear all outstanding games.

"We're not doing modern football in the country. I don't see the importance of the board in charge of the league management because how can one plan a league and just sit down one evening and suspend the league for one month, then return to play two matches and later suspend the same league three weeks again," Fianoo told Asempa FM.

"Do people really sit down to think holistically about issues? Don't they know the breaks will affect the coaches, players and administrators since budgets were made for the remaining fixtures?

"As it stands now, no player can be transferred from Europe to improve our local clubs because our transfer system is closed. In fact, we're not serious as a nation but I blame the club owners because they sit aloof for some people who haven't invested in football to take hasty decisions just to please someone.

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He added: "Ghana FA is now like a political party and few people do what they like. This is a great disservice. Do you think Ghanaians will have interest in this league that we play bit by bit when the European leagues finally kick off? Meanwhile people take per diem every week after each sitting."

According to PLB, the outstanding Super Clash between Kotoko and Hearts of Oak will be played on August 6 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Aduana Stars lead the table with 44 points, one point above Wafa who have two games in hand.

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