COACH J. E. SARPONG

GFA must welcome new ideas to improve the GPL – J.E Sarpong

COACH J. E. SARPONG

COACH J. E. SARPONG

Outspoken coach, J. E. Sarpong has urged the Ghana Football Association to welcome new ideas from the public to help develop the premier league and the clubs that play in Africa.

Wa All Stars who won the 2015/16 season Premier League was knocked out of the CAF Champions League after back to back defeat against Al Ahli of Tripoli.

MTN FA Cup winners, Bechem United who won the their first match in the CAF Confederations Cup against MC Alger was also knocked out of the competition after losing in the return league in Algers.

Football pundits have called on the Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi to resign from his position after being in office for the past twelve years. Many are of the view that he has not add anything to the premier league and that has being the cause of the clubs failure to perform in Africa.

But the experienced coach believes the FA must be willing to welcome new ideas if they want the Ghana Premier League to improve.

“Watching Hearts of Oak and Medeama yesterday at the Accra Sports Stadium, Medeama was the better side.” He told Asempa FM

“The reason was that both coaches developed a different tactics but Medeama played very well. I believe the Ghana Premier League can improve on the basis if the GFA officials are willing to welcome new ideas.

“We know this era is different from the likes of Osei Kofi’s time but I still believes thing can get better.”

The controversial further disclosed why Ghanaian clubs don’t perform in Africa competitions.

“The reason why fail to perform in Africa is the late preparation of our league. If you watch Wa All Stars and Bechem United, they didn’t have any match fitness going into Africa.

“We are always behind so playing in Africa will always be difficult. The teams that we are competing with them in Africa have started their league already before they start their Africa campaign.

“I will urge the GFA to do a stakeholders meeting to find new ideas in organizing the league properly because we have people in this country that understand football.” He added.

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