No Caf inter-club competitions for Ghana as Normalisation Committee and clubs reach consensus

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The Caf Champions League and Caf Confederation Cup will feature no clubs from Ghana next season

Ghana will have no representation in the 2018-19 Caf inter-club competitions, according to reports from Friday's meeting between the nation's football association Normalisation Committee and clubs.

As at this week's Caf deadline for the submission of clubs for next season's Champions League and Confederation Cup, the west African nation had failed to present any names. 

Ghana's football is only now finding its way back to its feet after an investigative documentary in June led to a breakdown of the FA and suspension of all competitive local football competitions and matches.

The Premier League, which had reached the midway line at the time of the exposé, is among the competitions affected. 

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With a Fifa/Caf Normalization Committee now running football affairs, reports say the unit and representatives of clubs agreed to fully focus on restoring normalcy to the nation's game, including ensuring the prompt return of the Premier League. 

Another concern, which led to Friday's decision, was that the lack of competitive local action is bound to adversely affect the readiness of any representative, as has been shown in recent years. 

The decision, however, was not unanimous as reigning league champions Aduana Stars wanted the opportunity to represent Ghana in the Champions League for the second consecutive time.

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The Fire Boys made the group stage of this season's championship, while Kotoko, who graced the Confederation Cup, were eliminated in the preliminary round. 

Some other advocates believe Medeama and Ashanti Gold, who sat first and second respectively on the table at the time of this season's league suspension, should be given the nod to represent the nation in the Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively. 

The 2018-19 Caf inter-club competitions are set to begin next month.