The General Manager of Elmina Sharks George Wiredu has bemoaned the delay in the start of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League, claiming that the club are unbudgeted cost.
The 2017/18 Ghana Premier League which was supposed to commence two weeks ago has been postponed indefinitely after Great Olympics served the nation's football governing body with a court injunction in a protest against Bechem United for fielding an unqualified player against them last term.
With the start of the league unknown, clubs have resorted to playing friendly matches as they aim to put their teams in good shape ahead of the season.
Addressing the media in the wake of their game against Hearts of Oak over the weekend, Wiredu indicated that the team recruited new players to augment their squad in anticipation that the season will start so they can make some revenue to offset their debts explaining that, the more the competition’s fate hangs in a balance, there more cost clubs like Elmina Sharks incur.
“The league delay has made us incur extra cost” he stated maintaining that, they have to do more to keep their club running in the midst of the stalemate."
“We will not let that stop us from preparing toward the league season. Football is a whole lot of things. The new players that will need time to [settle] and by the time the league starts, they will be doing well."
Elmina Sharks have targeted a top four finished and have tasked coach Yaw Acheampong and his deputy, Felix Aboagye to work hard to put the team in shape.