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King Faisal owner Alhaji Gruzah warns against GPL resumption

Published on: 29 June 2020

Bankroller of King Faisal Babies, Alhaji Karim Gruzah has warned against the return of the Ghana Premier League following the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country. 

The top-flight league has been suspended because of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the West African nation, however, following the easing down of restrictions by government, there have been calls for the league to resume.

But the veteran administrator believes the impact of the return of the league will be far more dangerous to the lives of stakeholders involved.

'Those who are clamouring for the league to start because some European leagues have started are oblivious of the fact that facilities in Europe cannot be compared with what we have in Ghana, hence the need to hold on to the suspension of the Premier League until the infection rate of the COVID-19 comes down drastically,” he told Grophic Sports online.

"These lucrative sponsorships in Europe are totally absent in Ghana so how can we play our matches in empty stadiums as is being done in Germany, England, Italy and Spain?” he questioned.

He continued:“Before any match is played in Europe, players are tested at a cost. Do we have such facilities in Ghana and are we ready to bear the cost of testing players and officials of each team before each match?.”

 

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