The First Capital Plus Ghana Premier League winning coach Bashiru Hayford has indicated that the just ended league is the tightest he has ever competed in as a coach.
For the first time in the history of the Ghana Premier League, clubs that amassed 40 points couldn’t beat relegation and the league entered its final day with relegation smiling at the faces of about 11 clubs.
And Bashiru Hayford who guided Ashanti Gold to win their first league title since the 1995/96 season is optimistic that the season is the most competitive he has experienced as a coach.
“This season is the most competitive league, I have witnessed as a coach. The competition was very tight, because even a club that earned 40 points got relegated, unlike the previous seasons that it was enough to enable a club beat the drop zone”.
“Some people think the league wasn’t competitive because Ashgold couldn’t earn 70 points there about, but I think that the league would have been uncompetitive if Ashgold had beaten every team. The league was such that everything was a bit stronger to even beat the champions,” he told Hot FM.
Ashgold won the league with 52 points, with a game to go.