Hearts of Oak The Managing Director of Accra Hearts of Oak Mr Frederick Moore, has thrown his weight behind the Ghana Football Association’s decision to make the Ghana Premier League autonomous.
The GFA on Wednesday 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.
And Frederick Moore says the move by the country’s football governing body to let an independent body run the domestic top-flight championship is a move in the right direction.
“I think that making the league autonomous is probably long overdue. Football has moved on and most of the leagues that are pre-eminent that we all watch are all playing on an autonomous basis from their football federations.”
“I think it is important that we follow good practice anywhere we can find them in the world. What it can do is to push the premiership to a different level. To make the premiership autonomous will possibly parachute it to a different level.”
In a related development, controversial football administrator Takyi Arhin has also noted that the GPL going autonomous is long overdue.
“When you go to other countries their leagues are autonomous … we have been deliberating on this for years and that is why the 18 clubs will send two directors each and only two will be chosen from the list. The autonomous league is better and we have to move it away from the ambit of the GFA and run it in that line.”