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Deputy Minister designate for Youth and Sports, has emphasised the need to re-brand Ghana’s league.

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He made this remark when he watched the epic encounter between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Accra last Sunday.

Speaking after watching the much anticipated clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium, Hadzide bemoaned the low turnout of supporters at the supposed biggest game of the Ghana Premier League calendar.

“I’m really disappointed with the turnout of supporters at this game. I was expecting a much bigger crowd than this because you could count the empty seats, which was bad,” he told reporters.

He also explained the need to meet with the Ghana Football Association and Premier League Board to discuss such important matters of concern which is line with the vision of President Nana Akuffo Addo and his boss Hon. Isaac Asiamah.

“There are serious issues with our football and plans are in place to meet with the GFA and PLB to discuss ways of rebranding our local league” Mr. Hadzide explained.

“Something has been going and that is good as we can build on from there, for the first time, I heard adverts of the local league on radio and that something good to continue as it will help raising the status of our local league” he continued.

Hadzide, who was the campaign aide to the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana-Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo during the December general elections was last week named as one of the 50 persons who will be vetted for the position of deputies in the various ministries.

After his appointment, many sporting enthusiasts demonstrated their concern with regard to his sporting background, but he quickly quelled off that notion by confessing his affiliation to premier league giants Asante Kotoko during an interview on Accra-based radio station Happy FM.

Hearts of Oak broke their seven-year home jinx against Asante Kotoko when defender Vincent Atinga slotted home a late controversial penalty to win them the day.

Pius Hadzide, meanwhile will be working with Isaac Asiamah, who is the substantive Minister in charge of the Youth and Sports Ministry of parliament once the mandatory vetting process is concluded.


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