A fast emerging Ghanaian trainer has called on the leadership of Ghana to officially truncate the 2020 domestic season in the midst of the dreaded COVID 19 pandemic.
Ignatius Osei Fosu, the head coach of GPL side Techiman Eleven FC, called on the Ghana Football Association to prioritize the health of the football fraternity and Ghanaians at large over Association football.
With an impressive 19 points from 15 league matches, Techiman Eleven Wonders FC are not faring bad with priceless points on the road after a slow start to the season.
In an exclusive interview with goal.com, the fast emerging tactician cited global synchronization of the Ghanaian calendar and the viral nature of the COVID 19 as the two main reasons to truncate and abrogate the ongoing season.
“I’m a fan of a proper calendar. If we’re going to have a prolonged suspension, it may be better to abrogate the current season and start afresh to synchronize with all the other leagues in the world to allow proper transitions and transfers,” Osei-Fosu told goal.com exclusively.
“We should not rush the league back because human lives are much more important than our work which is entertainment. Calling off the league will also be a blessing in disguise for me to get a grip on my team. Even if the league is to resume in two weeks time, it’s unlikely we can play games immediately because it will take us another two weeks to prepare to play games.
“At where we are now, it will be very difficult to just regroup and head straight into games. We may even go another month before the suspension is lifted and the more the players stay in the house, the more training we will need to get the players’ physical level back up for matches because you don’t want to risk players for injury. They have their careers on the line. We may be getting to a point where we will need another pre-season. Or else we will have a form of pre-season, play about 17 games and go for another pre-season for the next full season.
“I think what the GFA should do now is to come up with a clear guideline in anticipation of what could happen in each case’s scenario, so clubs will be clear on how to deal with the situation in advance. But for me, I’m for the abrogation of the league if the suspension extends beyond one month.”