Ghana FA launches 2015-16 Ghana Premier League

Ghana Football Association officially launched the 2015-16 season on Wednesday at its headquarters in Accra.

All the sixteen clubs including Techiman City FC, who until recently were demoted to the second-tier league for match fixing, were present at the launch.

Techiman have placed a stay-off execution on the verdict which grants them the opportunity to participate in the competition while the case runs concurrently.

Newly appointed chairman of the premier league board, Ashford Tetteh Oku, assured Ghanaians and all soccer loving fans that the season will kick off next weekend with eight games expected across the country amid rumours that Berekum Arsenal and Real Tamale United have planned to place an injunction on the league’s start.

“The league will surely come on as scheduled. There will be matches across eight centres starting from Saturday and continuing on Sunday,” Oku told reporters.

Anthony Yeboah, president of Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) also revealed that every player who will participate in the upcoming premier league will be insured.

“There will be a package for all the players who will represent each of the sixteen clubs. Their health is a great concern for us, hence securing an insurance package to support them when they sustain any kind of injuries in the upcoming campaign.”

Each of the sixteen clubs unveiled both their home and away kits to the media.

Giants Asante Kotoko will open the season with an away game at Sogakope against Wafa onFebruary 20 while the remaining seven games will take place on February 21.

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