Sports News of Saturday, 12 January 2019
Bankroller of King Faisal Football Club, Alhaji Grusah, has descended heavily on the 16 Premier League Clubs who have unanimously decided to boycott the Normalization Committee’s special competition.
The competition which is expected to revive domestic football in the country was supposed to have been launched last Friday but that has been rescheduled due to the impasse between the Premier League clubs and the GFA Normalisation Committee.
The new date for the launch is now Monday, January 14.
In a letter to the Normalization Committee sighted by PrimeNewsGhana,the Premier League clubs claim they are not in favour of the tournament format and want amendments to be made but the GFA Normalization Committee thought otherwise leading to a standoff.
Portions of the letter that the Premier League clubs sent to confirm their withdrawal from the tournament read “As respectfully expressed to the Normalisation Committee during yesterday’s meeting, we have grave concerns about the format presented and, as such, cannot commit to participating as currently constructed”.
“Otherwise, we wish you all the best for the success of your special tournament as currently structured. We look forward to working with you toward the best interests of football in Ghana” – an official statement from Premier League clubs.
The outspoken football administrator has, however, thrown his weight behind the Normalization Committee, saying they should move ahead and play the competition even though the premier league clubs have boycotted.
According to Grusah, the Premier League clubs should remember the uncertainties of life and they are just “selfish and greedy”.
“The Premier League clubs are just been selfish and greedy, they shouldn’t forget that football is just like life, it’s full of ups and downs”.
You can be in the Premier League today and you will be in the 1st division tomorrow” said Alhaji Grusah in an interview with Accra-based Top FM.
Officially organised football activities have been halted since June following an expose by renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas which showed some corrupt acts in Ghana football.