By George Osei
With the Ghana topflight league set to kick off next month, some clubs have made clear their ambitions for the coming season hoping to finish high on the table at the end of the campaign.
There has been no league action in the country for over a year now following the now-famous Anas Exposier of June 2018; and, a date in December has been set for league action to commence in Ghana.
Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Great Olympics, Liberty Professionals, and AshantiGold SC among others want to make a very quick start to the new campaign which has been confirmed to kick off on December 28.
Kotoko and AshaniGold represented Ghana in the last continental campaigns but failed woefully to make any meaningful impact after existing early, and, both want to make a quick return to Africa.
That would mean winning the upcoming title and, both have made known their eagerness of taking the title. Kotoko has asked other clubs to back off believing they have the strongest squad going into the new season.
That same assertion is also being held by the Miners who insists that they will win the upcoming title and represent Ghana again in Africa this time, in the CAF Champions League.
Accra Hearts of Oak have not won the league for a decade now and, fans of the club are demanding of the trophy this season. This challenge has been accepted by the technical team headed by Kim Grant who says the ultimate is to win the title at the end of the campaign.
Coach of Liberty Professionals Reginald Boateng is emphatic that his side will do well next season after their struggles of the last two campaigns. He is targeting a top-five finish and, believes he has a squad good enough to compete for the title.
Finishing high is also the big aim of Great Olympics as the Wonder Club makes a return to the Ghana Premier League after being drafted back in together with King Faisal by a decision of the GFA Congress.
Coach Isaac Nii Armah has stated in clear terms that Olympics are in not to make the numbers but, should be considered as among the favourites to win the title at the end of the season.
Other clubs are all preparing behind the scenes for the start of the new season and, this promises to be a keenly contested affair with five clubs certain to be relegated at the end in this 18-club contest.
The battle lines are therefore drawn for what looks to be a very testing examination for all the 18 clubs that will be competing in next season’s Ghana Premier League which will produce a winner that will represent the country in the CAF Champions League next season.