The Ghana Football Association (GFA) through its Premier League Board (PLB) on Thursday released fixtures for the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League season, which kicks off on the weekend of February 9th-11th.
The fixtures have pitched champions Aduana Stars to start the defence of their title at home against Liberty Professionals at the Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa on the opening weekend of games. Kumasi Asante Kotoko will travel to Sogakope to play WAFA whilst their rivals Hearts Of Oak will also travel to play newly promoted Techiman Eleven Wonders at the Nana Ameyaw Park in Techiman.
The opening weekend will also see a tough duel between the two immediate former winners before Aduana Stars last season, that is Ashantigold SC and Wa All Stars squaring off at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.
Other games for Week One will see Dwarfs play against Berekum Chelsea in Cape Coast, the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu will host returnees Dreams FC vs Elmina Sharks, at the Tarkwa T&A Park, Medeama SC will commence their season against newly promoted Karela FC and the Accra Sports Stadium will host Inter Allies and Bechem United.
Should the league start on the above date, the first Super Clash of the new season will see Kumasi Asante Kotoko host rivals Accra Hearts of Oak on the weekend of 4th & 5th April, 2018 on match day 10 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
By these fixtures, the PLB also warned that all premier league clubs should comply with all the stated rules and procedures of the new league season. A statement on the GFA’s website also added that clubs that fail to adhere to these rules and guidelines will be sanctioned. Below is the PLB’s full statement on the warning.
“The Premier League Board (PLB) has warned Premier League clubs to immediately comply with requirements for the 2017/2018 Premier League or face the full rigors of the law.
According to the PLB, only three clubs; Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Aduana Stars and Inter Allies have fully complied with all requirements for the season in spite of the deadline date elapsing since December 7 last year.
A circular to the clubs dated November 16 2017 directed all clubs to comply with various statutory requirements for the league in the GFA Regulations such as Articles 11, 13.2, 13.3.2, 17(a), 17.5 and 8(2).
At its meeting on Thursday, the PLB directed all clubs to comply immediately or face the full rigors of the law.”