Ghana Football Association (GFA) Medical Committee head Dr Adam Baba believes the Premier League (GPL) will not start on October 30 as announced by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday.
After six months of football suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, the football fraternity received good news as Akufo-Addo lifted the ban on contact sports, announcing that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One League will start on October 30.
The President also said 25 per cent of fans will be allowed into stadiums when the season commences.
However, Dr Baba says the time frame for clubs to return to the field is too short and would need a minimum of six weeks to get themselves ready.
“It is impossible to start the league in October from my point of view. If the government said go ahead, you can start but we cannot start in October,” Baba told Kumasi FM.
”There’s no team that can tell you that it has started preparation. We need a minimum of four to six weeks for the clubs, they need to purchase new players and start pre-season training which cannot be done in three weeks.
“Practically, we give ourselves four to six weeks from the time we’ve been asked to start so the earliest we might start in November.”
The 2019-20 Premier League was at the match week 15 when it was brought to a halt due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
In June, the GFA Executive Committee took a decision to declared the season null and void.