09.04.2020 Football News

Ghana Premier League Standard Is Not The Same As Before - Fatau Dauda

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Ghana Premier League Standard Is Not The Same As Before - Fatau Dauda
LISTEN APR 9, 2020

Former Black Stars goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda has said the standard of th Ghana Premier League has dropped compared to the past.

The 38-year-old who now plays for Legon Cities FC has kept the post for Ghana Premier League side Okwawu United and Ashanti Gold for more than a decade and helped the Miners to win the GPL in 2015.

According to him, the disparity between the Ghanaian topflight league some years back and today is huge because of fallen standards.

"I remember in the early 2000s our league was very competitive. Every league centre was packed and footballers sold good football," he told Asempa FM.

"But it’s generational. This generation, the players do not last long in the league because of money. A player plays for one or two seasons and he leaves because for a country where he will be paid well."

He continued, "However, the previous generation, players could stay in the league for more than five years. You could mention first eleven of either Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak or Ashanti Gold off the head. The gap is huge."

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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