Mustapha Ussif
Mustapha Ussif

Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, has applauded the Ghana Football Association (GFA), for putting together a competitive 2020/21 football season.

The GFA, for the first time in three and half seasons, organised one of the most competitive seasons in the annals of Ghana Football that saw Accra Hearts of Oak emerge champions of both the Premier League and the MTN FA Cup.

In the second-tier competition, Real Tamale United, Bibiani Gold Stars and Accra Lions booked their Premier League tickets following an enthralling campaign in Division One.

Hasaacas Ladies also had a remarkable season after winning the Women’s Premier League and the Women’s FA Cup – their first double in history.

In a speech read on his behalf by aide Eric Mensah Bonsu during the launch of the Division One League Super Cup on Wednesday, the Yagaba-Kubore lawmaker was full of praise for the GFA for staging one of the best seasons ever.

“Let me commend the leadership of the GFA on the successful completion of a very competitive League season,” Mr Ussif said.

“For various reasons, Ghana Football has been a lot in the last four years – from the Anas Expose’ to the days of Normalisation and later to COVID-19. Indeed, we have been in turbulent times but the energy and commitment shown by this administration give me joy and satisfaction.

“I am told the MTN FA Cup final was well competed for and the better side won the day. On that note, I would like to congratulate Champions – Accra Hearts of Oak on winning the Ghana Premier League and the MTN FA Cup. 

“It is my wish that it will impact positively on the football ecosystem and our national teams,” he added.

Next season’s league competitions will kick off on the weekend of Friday, October 29 to Monday, November 1, 2021.