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Nyantakyi ranks Ghana Premier League one of the best in Africa

19:22 GMT+3 09/01/2018
Kwesi Nyantakyi
The country's football association chief says the top-flight is one of the most competitive on the continent

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has insisted that the country's topflight is one of the best organised leagues in Africa.

Many Ghanaians are unhappy with the standard of the competition and never bother to attend games during the weekend, instead watch foreign leagues on television.

“In the area of the premier league, it has not been as bad as some people want us to believe. It is one of the best organised and most competitive leagues in Africa,” Nyantakyi told Ghanasoccernet.

“What we probably didn’t do well is raising sponsorships to support the running of club. It hasn’t been easy at all because corporate organisations have their agenda, their aims, their objectives etc. But we’re not relenting in our efforts to get sponsors and we are sure that in 2018 we shall succeed in getting sponsors,” he added.

Nyantakyi also admitted that 2017 was not an excellent year for his outfit especially after missing out of the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

“On a scale of ten, I’ll rate it six out of ten. It’s been good but not very good or excellent," he said.

“On a bigger scale of the men’s team, we failed to qualify to the World Cup which was not good enough and we also couldn’t win the Afcon which was also not very good."

Aduana Stars won the premier league last season and will represent the country in the Caf Champions League.