Boycott looms as Ghana Premier League clubs hold emergency meeting over Special Competition

Published on: 08 January 2019

Premier League clubs will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to determine their participation in the impending Special Competition, can report. 

Top officials of the sixteen (16) teams are believed to be unhappy with the financial package for the three-month competition and will decide their involvement or otherwise at the crunch meeting.

A reported $800,000 has been earmarked for the running of the competition which also features 48 National Division One Clubs.

It's been rumoured that the elite clubs in the West African nation are unhappy with the financial package and format of the competition and may put spokes into the competition.

Berekum Chelsea director Nana Oduro Sarfo has confirmed a meeting will take place on Wednesday to determine the club's participation or otherwise.

"The appearance fee for the competition is too small. We are going to play 8 matches and it can't do anything. We are also not happy with the format. We the Premier League teams are going to hold a meeting whether to play or not, he is quoted by Nhyira FM.

If the Premier League clubs pulled the plugs on their involvement, it will throw the competition off-balance as giants Kotoko and Hearts of Oak will be absent to attract the needed numbers to the stadium.

It's unclear that will affect the competition, but the Normalisation Committee must speed up processes to meet the Premier League clubs half-way to attain their ultimate aim.

By Reuben Obodai