Former Great Olympics board member Fred Pappoe has revealed the many of years it will take the Ghana Premier League to be fully autonomous.
The Ghana Football Association early this month announced that they have commenced plans to make the Premier League independent.
The domestic top-flight championship is currently run by the Premier League Management Committee of the GFA, who replaced the Premier League Board (PLB) last year.
According to Fred Pappoe, the GFA will need to do a lot of consultations before the league is allowed to be run independently done by other countries which include Nigeria, South Africa, England, Spain.
The former GFA vice-chairman believes the country’s football governing body will need one or two years to implement the autonomous league proposal.
“It’s a good idea, but practically you will have to think deeply about it before implementing,” he told Asempa FM.
“What are the things that need to put in place, what are the structures, the regulations?
“We have to change quite a number of things to do that.
“There must be phases of the implementation. We cannot just get up and say we’re going autonomous. It will take us like one or two years to be fully an autonomous league.”
Meanwhile, Ghana Premier League clubs have nominated Board chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak, Togbe Afede XIV as one of three representatives for the autonomous Premier League.
The two others are Mr John Ansah, Operations Manager of Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs Football Club and Delali Senaye, the CEO of Inter Allies Football Club.
The GFA is expected to complete the 5-member Committee by naming its 2 representatives in the coming days.