Owner of Division One League Club, Joojo Duncan has said that the Division One League has more following than the elite football competition in Ghana; the Ghanaian Premier League.
Joojo Duncan argued that, it only games involving Kotoko and Hearts that drives numerous fans to the stadium in the Premier League and the rest of the clubs in the Ghanaian Premier League have less following.
“They watch more Division One League games than the Ghana Premier League, if Kotoko and Hearts don’t play, go and watch the attendance of a game involving Liberty Professionals and Ebusua Dwarfs, and watch Swedru United and Proud United at Swedru and look at the attendance. The 48 Division One Clubs are spread across the country, how many Premier League Clubs are in Accra?” he said in an interview with Spice FM.
The outspoken football administrator continued that the Premier League shouldn’t be considered as a national league because it has about 30% of the teams competing within the Greater Accra Region.
“About 30% of the teams in the Premier League are based in Accra, and you call it a national league? Stop it, you don’t have the following, if you go to Nzema Kotoko, they have their followers, if you go to Swedru, they have theirs, and people are watching those matches and there are more of them if you aggregate them, they are more than the Premier League” he added.
“So they shouldn’t think that the fact that they are Premier League Clubs, it means they have the natural right to be making unnecessary demands on the system, I am using the term system because, we are all in the system, and part of the system is what contributes to make it a system” he added.
By Francis Hema