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30.05.2009 Football News

PLB defends 'El-Classico' date

By ghanasoccernet.com
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The Premier League Board has fixed this season's local derby between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko for Saturday 6 June despite protests from fans.

 
Fans of the two clubs have raised concerns about the date of the crucial match and have been calling for a change of date.

They complain that the Glo Premier League could overshadow the Black Stars joint 2010 Nations Cup/World Cup qualifier against Mali in Bamako a day after.

Hearts beat their arch-rivals 1-2 in their corresponding fixture but Kotoko's recent resurgence has given the tie a new outlook.

"We met with the clubs' representatives and they did not raise any objections to all these, so why all these complains," PLB boss Abra Appiah

"The PLB has a calendar which must be followed to its latter and we discussed all these with the clubs.

"It is not as if Abra Appiah just wakes up and formulates the time table for league matches. We are in constant consultations with the Ghana Football Association and other stakeholder." he added. 

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