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20.05.2020 Football News

Wilson Arthur Wants GFA To Consider Making The 18-Club DOL Autonomous

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Wilson Arthur Wants GFA To Consider Making The 18-Club DOL Autonomous
LISTEN MAY 20, 2020

Owner of Skyy FC, Wilson Arthur wants the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to consider making the 18-club Division One League (DOL) autonomous after indicating that is what he would do if he had the power.

The Executive Council of the country’s football governing body has initiated the process of reducing the number of participating clubs in the Division One League from 48 to 18 clubs.

The move is in line with Article 81(6) of the GFA statutes which state that: “The number of delegates representing the Division One League shall be reduced to 18 (down from the current 48) at the latest by the end of the second football season following the adoption of these Statues.”

Speaking to Skyy FM today, Wilson Arthur has noted that the 48-club Division One League should be maintained. Nonetheless, he opines that if it will be reduced to 18, then it should be made autonomous.

“If I was GFA president, I would sell the franchise for autonomous elite Division One League.

“Anyone who buys the franchise can make recoup his investment after 5 years. The GFA can invite bids and people will bid for it”, the Chairman of the MTN FA Cup committee said.

Though there is a lot of opposition against the reduction in the number of clubs in the lower tier, the GFA’s decision to go ahead is in line with the Statutes which was accepted by the clubs last year.

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