The domestic football scene was illuminated with commencement of the Normalization Special competition this weekend with matches played all across the country.
Football fans have been quick to embrace the make-shift arrangement that has kicked some life into the domestic football scene since the halt that was necessitated by corruption investigations and football restructuring affairs.
The eight-aside zonal split of premier league clubs, of which the winner emerges as Ghana’s CAF Champions league representatives is the focus of club administrators whose purses have been most hurt by the delayed resumption of activity on the local football scene.
The first round of matches having been honored have set the stage for more engaging weeks to follow with domestic giants Accra Hearts of Oak backing their push for a return to the CAF Champions league with a lone goal triumph over Dreams FC as Asante Kotoko maneuvered 1-0 success over Aduana Stars at the Baba Yara stadium.
The top hierarchy of Accra Hearst of Oak, having made their intentions of returning to the CAF Champions league no secret, will be looking to consolidate their narrow victory in the opening week with a steady run across the competition in order to grab a spot in the championship deciding final at the end of this make-shift league.
Coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor, knowing the high demands of performance in Ghana football’s toughest job at club level will seek to advance the new philosophy he is trying to establish within Asante Kotoko with the keen eyes of the not-easily-pleased Kotoko fans monitoring the progress of the team after the CAF Confederations cup,disappointments.