Medeama SC will have to wait for a general consensus from all Premier League clubs on whether they are legitimate winners of the suspended Ghana Premier League to enable them play in next season’s CAF Champions League.
The GFA Normalisation Committee has not solely taken a decision to deny Medeama the opportunity to play in CAF’s top-tier club competition next season, as it been called in pro-Medeama publications on Saturday morning.
The Normalisation Committee has granted Kotoko their plead to represent Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup by applying the supreme rules of the football association.
However, with the status of the suspended Ghana Premier League undetermined the GFA Normalisation Committee cannot solely decide the Tarkwa-based side takes the slot.
In a rather democratic style the Normalisation Committee will allow the 16 Premier League clubs to determine the fate of the 2018 season before a definitive announcement is made as to who represents Ghana in the CAF interclub competition.
Medeama have stated they could reach the highest court of the land – the Supreme Court, to seek redress to the matter. But, that claim has been described as premature ejaculation by the bookies.
GHALCA, the umbrella body of all league clubs in Ghana, remain divided on what to do with the current season with some calling for resumption and continuation of the season.
Medeama were top of the table of the after matchday 15 which could have precisely ended the first round but Aduana Stars’s outstanding matches technically meant the first round still remains inconclusive.
A club representative told Ghana Sports Online: “When we read in the news that Medeama were going to Africa it was laughable because as we speak today we the clubs have not made a decision on what to do with the 2018 season so they are not declared champions.”
AshantiGold, who were second on the log, have also declared their intentions to participate in the competition.
By El Akyereko
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