Next year’s GHALCA 8 Tournament will suffer a huge organizational challenge following the decision of Premier League side WAFA to pull out of the competition.
The Academy Boys who finished 2nd in the Ghana Premier League in the just-ended season have cited fatigue as the major reason for their withdrawal.
The decision by the Premier League campaigners means that the leadership of the Ghana League Clubs Association will have the audacious task of finding a replacement for WAFA before the competition kicks off next month.
This was confirmed by the CEO of AshGold SC on Abusua FM in Kumasi.
“We have received a letter from WAFA that they want to pull out of next year’s competition. They said most of their players were in the national teams and they are tired,” he revealed.
With this development, the competition, which has been discredited for being inconsistent, is likely to be altered to suit the interest of the organizers with previous editions played by 4 and 6 Premier League clubs.
Next year’s edition will, for the first time, see the inclusion of the three newly promoted Premier League campaigners Karela FC, Dreams FC and Eleven Wonders participating in the competition.