George Amoako backs reforms to enhance league
Ahead of the 2017/18 season, there have been massive calls for changes to make the Ghana Premier League better than what it’s now. There has also been talk about reforms especially after the Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s Cape Coast summit.
The latest to join the call for reforms is the Vice Chairman of the Premier League Board (PLB), George Amoako. In an interview with Asempa FM Sports on Wednesday, he admitted that, more needed to be done to alter the face of the game.
“There are problems here and there that affect the game, so, we have to make proper improvement” he said while taking full cognizance of rules and regulations on the game.
“The PLB is a sub-committee of the GFA. It has no power of its own to run the league. It can only make recommendations to the Executive Committee for approval. That’s the law and that’s what we follow.
“If we draw a programme, it has to be approved by the Executive Committee of the GFA” George Amoako stated adding that, it “creates bureaucracy” sometimes.
“Eight games are played every week. There are issues that arise out of it. Once the cases are sent to the Disciplinary Committee of the FA; your hands are tied. If it takes months to decide, the PLB has to wait. We might probably have to look at regulations here and there [to] make our game come alive with modern trends”.