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GHALCA postpones start of Top 4 tourney after Kotoko request

Published on: 17 August 2014
GHALCA Top 4 to start of August 27.

By Rahman Osman

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The date for the commencement of this year’s GHALCA Top 4 tournament has been moved back from 24 to 27 August upon the request of champions Asante Kotoko.

The Porcupine Warriors claim they lack the requisite match fitness to open their campaign against rivals Asante Kotoko in Accra.

But per the new arrangements, Kotoko will travel to capital to face the Herbert Addo’s side on Wednesday.

“Kotoko raised valid concerns regarding the start date of the Top 4 which we see as valid.’ GHALCA chairman Alhaji Raji said.

“They have explained to us that due to their planned tour of Spain, they had been on non-residential camping before leaving the country and so are not competitively ready to go into the tournament next weekend.

“In our bid to have all teams ready and competing at a high level, we have decided to review the date for the start of the tournament.

The competition will feature the top four teams of last season’s Ghana Premier League- Kotoko, Heart of Lions, Hearts of Oak and AshantiGold.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Maxwel Konadu says:
    August 17, 2014 08:08 pm
    No wonder the kotikos are just a bunch of illiterates and concert party people. What were they waiting for knowing for sure that they can't embark on any tour in Spain? Infact they should grow to meet changing circumstances. Hearts of Oak still reigns...
  • freshnaro says:
    August 17, 2014 05:16 pm
    Revieewing the date from 24 to 27 wont make any difference if indeed you want kotoko & all other clubs to be ready & competitive. Genuinely, the date shd ve been moved back for a week or more to make this excuse, but for this change it is a no move.
  • 4real says:
    August 18, 2014 04:52 am
    Useless postponement! Then the match shd ve been postponed to d following weekend. Now that it is being played on a week day, some of us cant leave our work place to go & watch. Yet u talk abt valid reasons. I tot per gbadegbes commissions report hearts vs kotoko matches shd nt b played on a week day again? shame to ghalca executives for heedin to this request. take ur top 4. myself & my friends are nt watching.