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26.11.2019 Football News

Willie Klutse Rubbishes Idea About Introduction Of Penalty Shootout In Ghana Premier League

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Willie Klutse Rubbishes Idea About Introduction Of Penalty Shootout In Ghana Premier League

Astute football administrator and technical director of Inter Allies, Willie Klutse says the introduction of penalty shootouts in the Ghana Premier League and Division One League will not do us any good ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Ghana Football Association Executive Council in collaboration with the Premier League and Division One League clubs have adopted the playing of penalty kicks in league matches that will end in a draw.

The recent penalty woes facing the various national teams and clubs in the tournaments has led to the Ghana Football Association embarking on this project to find solutions to the problem that has caused the country and clubs titles and qualification.

In a meeting held on Monday between the Executive Council and the Premier League clubs, every match that ends in a draw will be preceded with a penalty shootout and the winner gets two points instead of the one point, while the loser gets one point.

However, the former Ghanaian international beleives the issue of penalty woes is a global issue and not only in Ghana

"I don't know the debate that went on at the meeting but I can tell you there's no curse on Ghana concerning penalty kicks, it's a problem all over the world," he told Kingdom FM.

"We should let our coaches add it to their training programs and that's all.

"Introducing penalty shootout in our leagues won't do us any good but will only serve as entertainment and would cause problems for the league because controlling the fans and security at certain venues will be difficult especially at the lower divisions," he added.

Ghana has suffered defeats in four major tournaments through penalty shoot-outs in 2019.

The Black Stars exited the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations through penalties after losing to Tunisia in the Round of 16.

The Black Stars B also failed to retain the WAFU Cup after losing on penalties to Senegal in the final.

In the just-ended U-23 AFCON, the Black Meteors failed on two occasions to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Games after losing on penalties.