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Databank boss kicks against Ghana premier league cancellation

Chief Executive Officer of Databank, Kojo Addae-Mensah has insisted that the Ghana premier league must be continued despite the government’s decision to extend the suspension of sports activities in the country.

President Nana Akuffo Addo in his last coronavirus address eased restrictions on what is described as ‘non-contact sports’ activities paving the way to go ahead.

However, sporting activities such as football would have to wait until July 31 to know the stance of the government.

The Databank CEO in an interview with Y102.5 FM insisted that the league must be concluded.

“No, my position has always been that, once the league has started, we must finish it whenever we can.

“I have held this view right from day one that, I don’t support cancelling a season that had started to go and start one that you don’t even know about, it would have been different if the season hasn’t started at all but once it has started, we should find ways to finish it”, He posited.

He stressed that stakeholders in the sport must focus on how to resume the league in a safer way than cancelling it.

“I mean, as we speak now, the players are all at home, there is no training going on and everybody is doing individual training so whether the cancellation or not, nothing has really changed.

“I think what we should be focusing on is how to get the game back in a safe manner because, we don’t even know what the future holds so why don’t we assume that, this thing has come to stay with us and try to put in the necessary infrastructure to bring the game back in a safe manner”. 

Meanwhile, there have been various discussions concerning whether the league season should be truncated or not but the latest government decision appears a key argument for the league to be cancelled.

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About Richard Korley

Sports writer/ blogger, formerly a presenter with Volta Premier FM, Ho. A sports fan by default with numerous articles across various sporting disciplines in Ghana. Reach me via Call/ Text 0542 838 805 or email: korley_nene@yahoo.com.

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