The Chief Executive Officer of Techiman Eleven Wonders in the Bono East region has revealed that he would raise no objections, if the Ghana Premier League season has to be totally scrapped due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Albert Commey, he is in full support of measures by technocrats that will amount to reducing the cases of Covid-19 in the game of football.
His comments on Thursday, come on the back of suggestions made by the Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, that the football period which was about ending before coronavirus struck, should be cancelled and restarted to ensure fairness.
Speaking to Rockson Adjei Yeboah on Fox FM’s Focal Sports, the Techiman-based club CEO maintained: “Dr Nsiah Asare is an expert on health issues so I don’t have much difficulty with his opinion. If he believes that by September the league can resume, I’m satisfied with that. If we the clubs converge and approve of the September timeline, I do not have problems with that.”
He further said that: “This means that ordinarily, teams will not wait till September to begin training. We could start by August and of course observe all the necessary protocols in order to reduce possible spread. We will have to abide by the guidelines prescribed by the Ghana Health Service and CAF.”
Mr. Commey added: “As far as I’m concerned, a collective decision is what we must go with. I will go for the scrap of the season any day, if that is what will help us plan ahead better. When I first argued that the league should continue, I was worried about the survival of other stakeholders who relied on the game. As for me if the league starts today or starts tomorrow, I’m for it.”
The sport fraternity is one institution that has since been counting its losses following the Covid-19 outbreak. Mr. Commey meanwhile declined commenting on the contractual issues and outstanding arrears owed players.
Before the suspension of the league in March, Techiman Eleven Wonders placed twelfth on the table with nineteen points.