Ghana Premier League This year's league is one of the best in Ghana's history - George Afriyie

The GFA are pleased with the just ended Ghana Premier League season.

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Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie has rated the 2015/16 Premier League season among the best seasons of all time. Afriyie and Premier League Board chairman, Ashford Tettey Oku on Sunday presented the new trophy to debut league winners Wa All Stars at the Sekondi stadium to climax the season. 

He believes the season has earned higher marks to deserve a best of the best position in the overall premier league ranking in the country. 

"This league has been very exciting. We've seen improvement in terms of attendance from the previous years and we've seen some fantastic displays from some young chaps and personally if you ask me, I think that this year's league will go down in history as one of the best leagues despite some few or pockets of incidence that happened during the season," he told Pulse.com.gh.

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Afriyie states also that the GFA has no credit to take from the successful organization of the league as it is their responsibility to ensure that football activities are undertaken in the country. 

"The most important thing is that one of the key products of the FA is the Premier League so if we are able to organize a successful league then it means we've achieved one of our key responsibilities. That is to organize a premier, a division one and a division two leagues in the country. So for us we will not be patting ourselves on the back but we think that it is a mandatory obligation for which we have fulfilled". 

The sensation regarding the achievement of Wa All Stars as league champions has been upheld as a great moment of the season, considering the profile of the club as talents producing hub and their geographical history to be the first league winners from the north. 

To the GFA Vice President, the Wa All Stars story comes as no surprise to him. "It's not the first time, remember some teams have done it. Berekum Chelsea did it, Aduana did it and so for a young team like Wa All Stars winning the league for me it's not surprising. They prepared very well, maybe it was their target.

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“In football everything is about planning. Seriously I think that right from the word go they made their intentions very clear, they made it clear that they want to win the league. First when you talk to the officials of Wa All Stars they tell you the target is top four. Of course why not they wanted to be moderate in dreaming or moderate in their target but seriously they put everything into it and personally I think they deserve it.”

Afriyie, also the chairman of the Black Stars management committee talked about some areas of the premier league's organization that need improvement to make it a top notch brand. 

"In modern age football everything is money. We've put in place some brilliant organizations but you need money to back it up. We had a sponsor in Super Sports but unfortunately we didn't have a headline sponsor and if we'd had a headline sponsor maybe things would have changed a bit better and for us we think that was a setback.

"But nevertheless I think that you wouldn't want to say that because there was no sponsor it took the shine away from the league. All the teams competed competitively and so personally I think everything went well. 

“But in future we could do it better, there are a lot of things that we could do to improve and I have a very strong believe in the leadership qualities of the PLB chairman Ashford Tettey Oku and his able assistant George Amoako. These are experienced administrators and I have no doubt in my mind that at the end of the season they are going to come up with some innovations to make sure that the coming league will be more exciting and attractive". 

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