Ghana League Clubs Association chairman Kudjoe Fianoo has revealed on Accra-based Asempa FM that previous Ghana FA administrations blocked moves by his association to gain autonomous status for the Ghana Premier League in the past.
The outspoken administrator has told Benedict Kwadwo Mensah that an expert team of GHALCA leadership including former Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, a leading GHALCA member at the time, held a successful lunch meeting with South African football colossus Danny Jordan over careful steps to gradually secured an autonomous status for the Ghanaian league.
The ex-long serving AshantiGold boss claims previous Ghana FA administrations failed to approve move for an autonomous status.
“After all we did, by travelling to South Africa and going through the various arrangements we failed to get the approval from the GFA,” he said.
He went ahead to express optimism about the move and believes it is the right way to go.
“Previously it was GHALCA’s call. But, now the dynamics have changed because this is an agenda of the FA President because it was captured in his manifesto,” he added.
The Ghana Football Association made an announcement to its publics that they are weighing the option of granting an autonomous status to the Premier League and have reportedly instituted a 5-member team which includes Hearts of Oak Board chairman Togbe Afede XIV and Executive Council member Ransford Abbey and others.