The Chief Executive Officer for Accra Great Olympics, Oloboi Commodore says there is nothing wrong with the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) and the FA organising a ‘Top Six’ competition once it is going to prepare the teams adequately for the CAF inter-club competitions and others for the upcoming season.
The discussions for the competition took a different turn after Hearts of Oak failed to finish in the top four but won the FA Cup, beating Bechem United to annex the trophy.
Oloboi, the CEO of the Accra giants noted that there is nothing wrong to give Hearts of Oak the chance to partake in the competition since the basis for organising is to prepare teams to participate well in Africa.
Should the GHALCA accept the ‘Top Six’, it will be an extension of the previous Top 4 competition organised annually to prepare Ghanaian teams for African Club Championships.
The competition would include the first five clubs in the just ended Premiership campaign (Asante Kotoko, Medeama SC, Bechem United, Karela United, Great Olympics) and the FA Cup winners, Hearts of Oak.
However, reports gathered claims that the GHALCA has apparently agreed with the Ghana Football Association to play ‘Top Six’ to prepare the teams well for Africa but some clubs and the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League champions, Asante Kotoko appear not to be happy about the new arrangement.
An official announcement from GHALCA to this effect is expected in a few days.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Original 91.9FM, the veteran football administrator stated, “I can’t determine the proportion but if it is to strengthen our teams ahead of the African campaign and the upcoming season, there’s nothing wrong with that,”
“Even some newly promoted side have participated in the top four before. If they allow it we will play because there is nothing wrong with it.
“Whether top eight or top nine I don’t mind. Though Hearts of Oak failed to enter the top four but if it is to prepare them for Africa then there is nothing wrong.
“If someone says they won’t play the top six, they might be afraid of Hearts of Oak,” Oloboi Commodore told Gideon Okyere Anim Gatusso on the Super Sports Morning Show.
Ghanasportspage.com can explain that the competition format will consist a group phase inhibiting three teams each playing on a home-and-away basis should the association accept top six.
The top two teams will then qualify for the semi finals and the winners go through to contest the finals.