President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi has lauded the competitiveness of the just ended 2015/16 Ghana Premier League, saying it is the most attractive campaign he has ever witnessed in Ghana.
Amidst all the backlash from analysts, connoisseurs and even the current Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, branding the league as unattractive and cannot be compared to yesteryears, Nyantakyi disagrees.
The bankroller of Wa All Stars believes even without a headline sponsor, the clubs gave their all and played their hearts out in a spirit of professionalism, devoid of any fixing of matches as it has been widely speculated.
The winner of the Ghana Premier League was still unclear until a penultimate match between All Stars and Aduana Stars on match day 29.
“[The season went well], and it’s one of the most attractive league season I have ever witnessed in Ghana. The competition and performance of clubs were at its peak, and until the last round of matches to decide clubs heading for relegation,” Nyantakyi told Angel FM.
“The standard has also risen so high. All due to interventions and courses the FA undertook for the clubs such as marketing and event management courses. All these have helped in raising the standard very high.
“The league is ranked very high. Apart from the Super Sports deal, we were not able to secure a title sponsor but that will be dealt with next season.”
Wa All Stars won the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League for the first time in the history of the club with 51 points, one point short of the feat achieved by dethroned champions Ashanti Gold.