Ghana FA considers postponing league matches after mass U23 withdrawals

Ghana FA considers postponing league matches after mass U23 withdrawals

The Ghana FA is considering postponing matchday 28 matches in order for clubs to release their players for the international friendlies against Korea and June next week.

The national U-23 side has been billed to play Korea and Japan in a friendly next week as the two Asian sides prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabian handed call-ups to 23 players dominated by players from the local league.

GHANAsoccernet.com understands that most of the Premier League clubs are reluctant to release their players for the international friendlies.

The race for the league title and relegation survival has become competitive with just seven games remaining to end the season.

Reports in the local media indicate that Hearts of Oak, Karela United, King Faisal and Great Olympics have withdrawn their players from the squad.

Hearts of Oak wrote to the FA insisting only Goalkeeper Richmond Ayi would be allowed to travel.

Midfielder Salifu Ibrahim and Striker Daniel Afriyie Banie have been recalled to join the Hearts team.

King Faisal FC have refused to allow striker Kwame Peprah to join the team for the double clash against Japan, while Asante Kotoko is only prepared to let Imoro Ibrahim travel with the squad, while Yussif Mubarik is recalled.

Accra Great Olympics who have the Quaye brothers in the U23 camp, has recalled Maxwell Abbey to return to the club’s camp, while Karela United have withdrawn all their players.

The Black Meteors team is set to depart from Ghana on Tuesday.

Ghanasoccernet.com