Former FA vice-president Fred Pappoe says the move by the association to make the Ghana Premier League autonomous is a laudable idea but stresses that we are not ready for take-off at the moment.
The Ghana FA has already begun the process for transitioning the local top flight into an independent model similar to what pertains to Nigeria, South Africa and England.
The GFA is setting up a committee that will put together a draft proposal about the modalities et al regarding this particular development.
In the end, expectations from most football connoisseurs are that this new model takes off immediately but Fred Pappoe has cautioned that in as much the GPL adopting this model is a step in the right direction, the process should not be rushed.
He told Asempa FM, “It’s a good idea, but practically you will have to think deeply about it before implementing. What are the things that need to put in place, what are the structures, the regulations…. We have to change quite a number of things to do that”.
“There must be phases of the implementation. We cannot just get up and say were going autonomous. It will take us like one or two years to be fully an autonomous league”, Pappoe concluded.