Aduana Stars have kicked against the cancellation of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League that has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The league have been halted since March 15 as the nation put measures in place to control the spread of the virus.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have now reached 2,719 with 18 deaths and 294 recoveries according to the latest update released by the Ghana Health Service on May 4,2020.
The cancellation or continuation of the league have been a trending topic in the country in recent weeks. European leagues like the Eredivise, France Ligue 1 and the Belgian league have all voided their seasons and personalities include CAF and GFA Medical Committee Member Dr Prince Pamboe has advised the Ghana Football Association to annul the 2019/20Ghana Premier League season to allow proper safety measures to be put in place before football can return.
However, Public Relations Officer of Aduana Stars, Evans Oppong holds a different opinion. The Dormaa-based club sit on the summit of the league table.
“As a club we have made our points clear, we believe human life is paramount over everything. We were the first club to release our players after government suspended sporting activities because we cherish human life,” he told Kumasi FM.
“We have listened to arguments from others calling for the cancellation of the league but as a club we want the league to be on a further hold and hope the disease and numbers start depreciating so we can start the league.”
Oppong affectionately called Maestro also slammed others clubs who want does not the season to continue due to their parochial interest
“These clubs calling for the cancellation are clubs with unfavorable position on the league log, they only considered their personal interest. These clubs failed to consider the quantum fees and salaries paid to clubs, sponsors clubs are loosing, and others. It is too early to consider truncating the league.”
“Arguments of Kotoko and Ashgold representing Ghana in the next CAF inter-club competition are without basis. Aduana stars were the winners of the last legitimate league played in Ghana. The NC competition wasn’t a league, it was used to solve a temporal problem. We will test the law if that decision is taken, it will be unfair to us.”