The Premier League Board (PLB) has released a statement on the matchweek 24 of the Ghana Premier League after its meeting on Tuesday.
The Board has decided to postpone Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s game against Sogakope based side, WAFA due to medical report submitted by the club after they were involved in an accident last week when returning from their matchweek 22 game against Inter Allies. The accident which occurred when their team bus ran into a stationary vehicle at Nkawkaw led to the death of their deputy equipment officer whose one week celebration is being held at Esereso, Kumasi today and several injured.
The players are on recuperation as they seeks to recover from the injury and trauma they went through and the PLB has decided that all games in the matchweek 24 will go on except the WAFA versus Kotoko game which has been postponed.
They also indicated that they are hoping that Asante Kotoko will be ready by the matchweek 25 games which comes off on August 2-3 and if they are not still available, will postpone all games till they are ready to play football.
The full press release signed by PLB Chairman, Ashford Tettey-Oku can be read below:
PLB POSTPONES WEEEK 24 FIXTURE BETWEEN WAFA AND ASANTE KOTOKO
The Premier League Board (PLB) has postponed the Ghana Premier League match day 24 fixture between WAFA and Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Sogakope on Sunday July 23, 2017.
The postponement was necessitated by a medical report submitted to the PLB by Kotoko, which declared their players medically unfit to play following the accident the club suffered last week on their way back to Kumasi after a league match in Accra.
According to the medical report, six players out of those examined could return to training and active play, with majority of the players requiring a period of not less than two weeks to fully recover.
Consequently, the PLB has resolved to continue with the rest of the match day 24 fixtures with the hope that Asante Kotoko will be ready to play by match day 25 on August 2/3, 2017.
The PLB has further resolved that should Kotoko not be medically ready to play by the 25th week, the league will be put on hold.
Meanwhile, the outstanding match between Ashantigold and WAFA will be honoured on Sunday July 30, 2017 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.
Finally, StarTimes have confirmed that the match day 24 fixture between Medeama and Aduana Stars on Saturday July 22, as well as the fixture between Dwarfs and Wa All Stars on Sunday July 23, will be telecast live.
The matchweek 24 games will be live this weekend across all centres.