Gov’t should intervene in Special Competition cancellation- GPL player cries

Published on: 19 February 2019


The captain of Medeama Sporting Club, Joseph Tetteh-Zutah, is calling on the government to intervene in the Special Competition which has been called-off by the Normalisation Committee as the Committee could not come into agreement with the Premier League clubs.

The Normalisation Committee in a press release explained “When we got the money the premier league clubs opposed the format of the competition; we bent to accommodate some of their concerns to come up with the final tournament structure that everybody agreed.

“Anytime the game was about starting there was a hiccup from the Premier League clubs and the tournament never started. The N.C has come to a point where the truth must be told and the right things be done to save Ghana football which is a great asset for the people of Ghana even though it has private sector coloration.

We hereby cancel the proposed N.C tournament. We will engage the interest of government as to the other alternative uses to the funds advanced the Normalization Committee”.

Joseph Tetteh-Zutah in an interview with Accra based radio station, Happy FM, on the plight of the players after the cancellation of the tournament, pleaded with the government, to intervene, as players are suffering from the lack of active football in the country.

“The Government must come out and solve this issue early because players are suffering financially and physically”, he told Accra based radio station Happy FM.

“Lack of active football is affecting us greatly because we can’t keep our fit and form”.

He added that the Normalisation Committee should come into terms with the Premier League clubs to resolve the matter so the competition can start.

“The Normalization committee should try and solve the problem with club owners and organize the competition again”.

There hasn’t been any competitive football on the local scene since the Anas exposé on June 6, 2018

By Herbert Boakye Yiadom