The owner and President of Skyy FC, Hon Wilson Arthur has called on the Ghana Football Association to make the soon to be rebranded National Division One League an autonomous body, same as is being done at the premier league level.
According to Wilson Arthur who also doubles as the District Chief Executive of Wassa East, such a move will be highly beneficial to the league and the FA in general.
The country’s football governing body announced last week that they had initiated steps to prune the list of teams in the division one league from 48 to 18 in a move to restructure and rebrand the second-tier football level.
Despite the GFA’s decision facing fierce objection from several division one club owners, Wilson Arthur strongly believes such a move is needed to usher Ghana football into the next era.
He however wants an independent body to run such a project, and has encouraged the GFA to open up a bidding process for interested parties.
“If I was GFA president, I would sell the franchise for an elite autonomous Division One League,” he told Takoradi based Skyy Power FM in an interview.
“Anyone who buys the franchise can make recoup his investment after 5 years and then later renew. The GFA can invite bids and people will bid for it, it will work” he noted.
The Ghana Football Association is in the process of setting up an advisory committee to help the Executive Council come up with a format for the new 18 team division one league, the name of the league and whether or not a third-tier league will be required and its format.