GPL: Ghana Premier league marred with time-wasting – Laryea Kingston

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Former Ghanaian international Laryea Kingston has descended heavily on clubs and players who indulge in delay antics during premier league matches, which eventually produce boring games.

The former Hearts of Oak midfield general was not happy with what he saw at the Accra Sports Stadium, when the Phobians hosted Ashanti Gold in a match day 20 clash.

Fans of the Oak tree were not enthused with the attitude of Ashanti Gold players, especially goalkeeper George Owu, as he resorted to employ delay tactics on the least provocation when his team were leading.

According to the 36-year-old former Lokomotiv Moscow player, soccer fans will continue to take delight in watching the Premiership, Bundesliga and the Spanish League if something is not done.

“If you take a look at the European football, the game is fast and it flows,” Laryea told Kumasi-based Abusua FM.

“Comparing to the Ghana League, players go down on the least contact which slows down the game. This makes fans enjoy watching foreign games at the expense of the local league.

“I can confidently say supporters who go to the stadium only enjoy less than 60 minutes of thrilling action – so the remaining 30 minutes are wasted,” he added.

Laryea also indicated that referees should be very vigilant in monitoring players who engage in such attitude, distracting the flow of the game.

“There are instances referees see minimal contact on players. In such situation, he can instruct the medical team to quickly come for the player since their intention is to delay the game.”

“The referees should critically observed that certain contact are not severe. If such thing is checked, the supporters will enjoy the beauty of the game once again,” he advised.

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