Former Asante Kotoko board member Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere has shared his thoughts on the massive challenges facing the potential return of the Ghana Premier League.
According to the experienced administrator, Ghana is not yet ready for the resumption of football as he fears the proper measures have not been implemented by authorities and this could result in a spike in coronavirus cases.
All football activities in the country has been suspended since March 15 following the directives given by the President of the Republic.
Meanwhile, the Executive Council of the Ghana football association is expected to hold a crunch meeting on Tuesday to decide the fate of the current campaign and the way forward.
“Those countries who have started football are obeying the COVID-19 protocols. If the country (Ghana) wants to start the league, they should learn to implement the proper measures before starting the league,”Mr Blay-Amihere said in an interview with Asempa FM
“There is no seriousness on protocol measures put in place before we start the pending league and I think we are not ready to continue it,” he stressed.
“South Africa is said to continue their league; they have put in all the protocols to ensure the safety of players. They have an element of sponsorship to ease their financial burden but we don’t have such.
“If you say King Faisal should continue the league, it will be a tough demand on their financial status so Ghana’s issue is a very hard task,” the former Envoy and National Media Commission chairman explained.
“Before football revived in Europe, there was a weekly testing of players and officials. Before they started, everyone knew their status but what has the country done so far with regard to this?
“The safety of the players is overlooked which will be a disaster if we continue it,” he added.