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Ghana's premier league to start Feb. 20

Ghana's premier league to start Feb. 20


Ghana’s top flight football league, the premier league, is expected to kick-off on February 20 after a long delay.

The start of the 2015 / 2016 premier league was delayed by protracted legal battles.

Among the cases which delayed the start of the league were a suit filed by Wa Africa United against Techiman City which it accused of bribing its way to qualify for the premiership.

Second tier league side, Tema Youth also took the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to the Court of Abitrtion for Sports (CAS) over the latter’s ruling on a case involving Tema Youth and Dreams FC which was accused of fielding an unqualified player.

The CAS rejected Tema Youth’s application for a stay of execution and injunction siding with the GFA that Tema Youth did not meet the conditions for a stay and injunction.

Reports suggest a meeting between the executive committtee and premier league board members arrived at the new date for the start of the league.

But the new date may be affected again as Techiman City FC’s Charles Kwadwo Ntim, has threatened to file a charge at the CAS over a separate issue.