Former Ghana international and current assistant coach of Elmina Sharks, Felix Aboagye, has called for the return of the Ghana Premier League which was suspended in the aftermath of the “Number 12” documentary which exposed corruption in Ghana football.
The topflight, the FA Cup and all other football related-activities were put on hold as bribery and match-fixing activities of top FA officials and referees came to light.
The Normalization Committee set up by FIFA introduced a stop-gap competition (NC Special Competitions) to get the clubs active.
But soft-spoken Felix Aboagye believes, not playing league in the country is affecting the local-based players and the Ghanaian economy.
“We need our football back, we need the league back and not the Normalization Special Competitions which centered on Northern and Southern zones only. We need to play all over the country so that the players will experience the vibrancy and the atmosphere under which we have been playing,” he told Asempa FM.
“We are urging the Normalization Committee to reorganize themselves and make sure our football comes back to life. Without football, it affects the system and the national team. When are our youth teams going to camp to prepare for impending tournaments? Our Black Stars also, after their return, what is happening, our local league, what is happening?”
“The stakeholders must organize and discuss this and other issues to bring active football back. If Ghanaians are happy with our football, it [will] surely have a positive impact on the economy.”