Chief Executive Officer of Brong Ahafo United, Major Kwame Baah wants the Ghana Football Association to not give in to external pressure and hold on to any decision to scrap the 2019-20 football season.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a shutdown of all football activities worldwide and discussions have centered on what happens next to the current football season.
In Europe, leagues in Belgium, Netherlands and France have been cancelled while deliberations continue on the fate of the English Premier League, The German Bundesliga and the Spanish La Liga.
In Africa, CAF has set a deadline of May 5 for all member associations to furnish it with representatives for the CAF inter-club competitions for next season (2020-21). This has pushed the GFA to engage stakeholders to work out a solution to the issue at hand.
Speaking in an interview with Accra based Asempa FM; Major Kwame Baah wants the GFA to continue the current season whenever the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
He said “Our position is simple, people think it’s because we are the number one placed team (Zone 1) that is why we want the league to continue.
“But our case is we have never completed a full season to elect a champion in the past three years in Ghana. So it’s a precedence we need to end because if you look at the division one for instance, the costs we incur, we have no sponsor.
“And now everything should go waste because we have to start afresh, so imagine we start a new season, which is 2020-21 season and another issue crops up, will we cancel the season again?
“If not for this Covid-19 pandemic there was no issues in the league season, no referee was caught engaging in bribery, no club official has also been caught engaging in such.
So what we (B.A United) let’s continue the 2019-20 season whenever this situation is over. And then we can plan for the next season afterward.
With the GFA having a CAF deadline to meet, Major Kwame Baah has suggested that they send names of reps for the CAF Champions League and Confederation cup respectively and not touch the 2019-20 season.
“We can present a team on top of the league at the moment for Africa, then we continue to play the league”, he said.
“Anything can happen, if we start anew and play ten and another issue crops up, will we cancel the league again?
“Since the Anas exposé we have never completed a season, why don’t we wait and when the Covid-19 pandemic is over we continue the season” he concluded.