OPINION: Cancellation of the GPL by the GFA; Good or Bad Decision?


It’s opinion time again here at Africa Articles. And we focus our radar on the Ghana Football Association and the decision on the league season.

After the back and forth, rumour mongering, the suspense, asking for time extension from CAF, meeting postponement and multiple meetings, the Ghana Football Association, last week, finally made a determination on the fate of the 2019/2020 football league season in the country which had been suspended since March 16, 2020, owing to the threats of the Coronavirus.

The GFA Executive Council cancelled the season following engagements with the Ghana Government, CAF and FIFA.

The decision has however divided opinions. And just like everyone in the Ghanaian sports fraternity, Africarticles’ Sports pundit Derrick S. Morkeh also shares his opinion on the matter. Do you agree or disagree with him? Take a read!

“I think, though unfortunate, it’s the ideal decision to arrive at. Considering Ghana’s COVID-19 cases show no signs of halting and there still isn’t any comprehensive method to arrest the rise, add the fact that we don’t have the logistics to test all players and officials to be sure no one is infected and no one is at risk, the odds are against us, really. Like Carlo Ancelotti said “Football is the most important of the less important things in the world”. This decision; the cancellation of the Ghana Premier League, goes to say that the footballing people have the welfare of our footballers and their families at heart and there are far more important things to concentrate on in this current climate.
That said, I do hope there’s a package for these footballers to help cushion them amidst all this distress.

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