Federation of International Football Association – FIFA’s High-Performance Specialist, Abdul-Faisal Chibsah has admitted the Ghana Premier League is no more attractive.
The league lacks a title sponsor since Capital Bank canceled their three-year contract, however, Chinese outfit StarTimes has signed a 10-year television deal with the league until 2027.
Despite the calls for proper infrastructures, pitches, and ways to solve player exodus, the league has been tagged with match-fixing and betting.
Faisal, who was appointed as the Academy Head of Recruitment for Major League Soccer club Charlotte FC and also serves among 15-member delegates under Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football believes ‘standard and quality of Ghana league have fallen’ and that football in the country isn’t attractive anymore as seen previously.
In response to the standard of the Ghanaian top-flight league, the High-Performance Specialist lamented the current state of the GPL.
“For some of us who invest in football can see that the consumption is going down. I have been at the various stadia(stadiums) since I came but the supporters are not there. When you check the qualities in the European leagues and check what we have here, I don’t think we can compare it. The quality counts and it’s a whole lot.
“For me, it’s very sad to see Ghana football in this situation because it looks like we are losing a battle and there is no hope anywhere so whatever that we have to do – needs to be done if not it gonna get worse.” Faisal was revealed on Original 91.9FM with Gattuso in Accra.
Faisal Chibsah is a Highly Enthusiastic Licensed professional, with experience in Talent Identification & Development, Performance Analysis, Team Administration, and Management, having worked from grassroots to professional football environment.
Chibsah was previously the Academy Head of Recruitment at the University of Delaware and the Philadelphia Union.
He was a leading candidate for the position of Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association approximately in 2020.