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GFA reschedules Ghana Premier League 2nd round start date

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The Ghana Football Association(GFA) last night announced that it has rescheduled the start date for the 2nd round of the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season. 

The 2nd round was scheduled to begin on Friday, March 19, but it has been moved to a latter date, with the GFA citing that the Black Star need more time to prepare for their games against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in the remaining games for the AFCON qualifiers.

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With the pandemic still ongoing and a lot of travel restrictions in place, the FA decided to invite several local players to represent the country for the remaining games.

The game against South Africa is set to be played on March 25, 2021 while the other is set to be played three days later, prompting the change of the date for the restart.

The 2nd round will now start on Friday, April 2, 2021.

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The FA communique read:

“The start of the second round of the Ghana Premier League has been rescheduled from Friday, March 19, 2021 to Friday, April 2, 2021.

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“The decision is to give handlers of the Black Stars ample time to prepare for the two remaining Africa Cup of National qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.

“The Black Stars have been fine tuning in Accra for the two ties with a chunk of them being home based players.

“The Ghana Premier League has been on break since Sunday. March 6, 2021.”

Karela United currently leads the Ghana Premier League table with 31 points after 17 games and are followed closely by Accra Great Olympics and Accra Hearts of Oak with 30 and 27 points respectively.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko, who will play their outstanding game against Bechem United on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 currently lie in fourth place with 27 points.

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