Medeama chief denies agreement on penalties after draws in Ghana league matches

Published on: 26 November 2019
Medeama chief denies agreement on penalties after draws in Ghana league matches
Penalties have been a problem for Ghanaian sides

A top official of Ghana Premier League side Medeama has denied reports that the Ghana Football Association has agreed to play penalties after draws in league matches.

Patrick Akoto, who acts as spokesperson for Ghana Premier League clubs, revealed that even though talks about the recent penalty woes of the country was held the matter must be referred to congress before they can be an agreement to solve the problem of the shoot-outs via the domestic leagues can be reached.

This comes after widespread reports suggested that that the Executive Council and the clubs in the top-flight had agreed on the move after Monday's meeting.

According to the reports the Ghana FA Executive Council have agreed with clubs across all the leagues to adopt penalty kicks to award points in case of drawn games in the leagues.

This is one of the many measures to address Ghana's abysmal penalty record in competitions.

According to statistics gathered Ghana has only converted 65% of all penalty kicks we have been involved in.

However, Patrick Akoto has stated that the consultative meeting never settled on penalties after League matches.

"It is not true that we have settled on penalties after a League match, It is true that the penalty kick issue came up for discussion that we should explore ways that we can enhance the players' performance from 12 yards because the recent heartbreaks are one too many but it was only a suggestion proposed," Akoto told Amgel FM.

"The final decision on it will be taken at Congress on December 12."

Meanwhile, another fallout from yesterday's meeting was the change in date of the upcoming Ghana Premier League season.

The League which was earlier reported to start on December 21 has been moved to December 28.