FA Spokesman Blames Twi Speaking Journalists For Low Standard Ghana League

FA Spokesman Blames Twi Speaking Journalists For Low Standard Ghana League

The FA spokesman, Ibrahim Saanie Daara has blamed twi speaking journalists for condemning the local league.

The former BBC journalist, who sounded peeved rubbished claims by the media especially the twi speaking ones, and warned that some of them needed to be cautious in their discussions on the league.

The standard of the Ghana league has drastically diminished with top clubs Hearts of Oak and Kotoko raking in low points in the African leagues club rating.

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In the October rating by Football Database, no Ghanaian club made a placement in the top 30 in Africa with Asante Kotoko coming in as the highest placed Ghanaian club at the 36 and Hearts of Oak ranked, 96.

The website allocates points based on the club’s performances in CAF region. Two-time African champions Asante Kotoko and millennium African champions Hearts of Oak have seen their fortunes dwindle lately after the historic CAF clubs final which saw the two Ghanaian side meet in the grand finale with the Accra based club, Hearts winning on penalties.

AshantiGold the league winners are ranked 49, Berekum Chelsea, who reached the Group stage of the 2012 CAF Champions League after winning the Ghanaian title in 2011, are ranked 66th.

The local media have blamed the absence of the league’s players in coach Avram Grant’s Black Stars squad on the low standard and quality in the Ghanaian league and the sponsorship which has been withdrawn by First Capital Plus Bank.

Saanie Daara who was speaking on Starfm, put the blame at the door step of journalists who did their presentations in the twi language for condemning the league which has made it unattractive to sponsors and fans alike.

According to him, they lacked the needed exposure to do quality presentations and the wherewithal to market the league which could make fans of the game patronize it.

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