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Ghana FA welcomes IFFHS ranking of Premier League

Published on: 18 July 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

The Ghana FA has hailed a recent ranking of the Ghana Premier League as the third best in Africa.

The survey conducted by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, places the Glo Premier League above the championships in Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, South Africa and Cameroon but on the same level wit the Moroccan League.

The IFFHS findings have drawn numerous reactions with some members of the public arguing it is not a true representation of the Ghanaian top flight.

But Ghana FA’s boss Kwasi Nyantakyi has welcomed the the recent statistics released earlier this week and says it will motivate the association to do even more to improve the league.

“To be honest with you, I think it is a very good rating and we welcome it,” he said.

“Ghana’s league has been on a consistent ascendancy for some time now and we aim to make it even better to perhaps be the best on the African continent and also in the World.

“Our league today is roughing shoulders with the best all around the World so we are happy about it and we hope to better it in future.”

The local league has also jumped from 66th on the world rankings to 38th with only the Tunisian and Nigerian Premier League is better off.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • MICHAEL says:
    July 19, 2012 08:03 am
    GFA stop deceiving yourselves with this report. If our league is that good how come you have almost empty stadiums on most match days? People prefer watching the EPL including myself than the GPL because the EPL is far more exciting. It is good to be ambitious to want to be the best league in the world but the truth is that Europe is far way ahead of us and we have so much catching up to do. When I was schooling in London way back in 1968, I used train to school. We are in 2012 and look at our railway system. We need a complete change of mindset and the way we do things to be able to see any improvement in our lives because this also affects our football. Is it any reason why most of the players of the Black Stars are all foreign based? The facilities, standards, coaching etc they receive abroad all goes to impact on the national team. Lets try using our local players in the Black Stars and we shall see the result.
  • Santo says:
    July 18, 2012 11:38 am
    there is a saying that “If you don't know which port you are steering towards, no wind is favourable”. Just a year ago our league was labled one of the weakest and that our coach was not picking local players becos of the low standard of the league. The GFA was criticised for only concentrating on the blackstars rather than improve the colts football and the standard of the league, with low crowd turnouts, referee corruption and bribery within participating teams. Suddenly this rif-raf group calling itself football experts say we are third best and we all believe that we are? So what has changed in 6 months to merit this praise? If the GFA can convert one of Africa's most disorganised and bribery prone league to the third best in Africa within a space of six months then these people should be allowed to rule the country!!! Ghanaians are so gullible!
  • say it loud says:
    July 18, 2012 12:05 pm
    GPA has all of a sudden become 3rd best in africa. we can tickle our selves and laugh. who cares