The Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku on Saturday was spotted watching a Division One League match involving Yendi Gbewaa FC ans Wa Suntaa SC at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
The GFA boss is currently in the region on a review tour to find out the problems of clubs in relation to the violence being recorded in Zone One. A number of assault cases have been recorded in Zone One especially where supporters of Nsoatreman FC, Wamanafo Mighty Royals and Techiman City have physically or verbally assaulted referees and players during matches.
This has led to some match venues being closed down by the GFA.
The President met all the Division One Clubs and the Women Premier League clubs in the Region and a number of concerns were addressed.
The GFA boss took the opportunity to watch the DOL game between Gbewaa and Wa Suntaa SC which ended 0-0 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale on Saturday evening.
Mr. Kurt is really a game changer as his administration has concentrated much on grass root football even though there are still much to be done. His quest to brand the Ghanaian football has seen some positives as the GFA VAR team was recently approved by FIFA.
The Ghana Premier League has also attracted some foreign players recently, with Asante Kotoko signing two Brazilian players, Fabio Gama and Michael Vinicius.
The competition in Zone One is very stiff and five team’s are currently on the hunt to represent the Zone One in the Premiership next season. There are currently three Northern teams desperately fighting to have a candidate.
The Region since Real Tamale United were dumped out from the Ghanaian topflight in 2013 has struggled to get a representative.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah