Friday, July 10, 2009

GPL could be decided on whose head is bigger.

If any two sides finish the Glo Premier League level on points, we'll have to see whose head is bigger.

Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko all have on 48 points and we have only two games to go. How neat is that?

Even though Kotoko have a better goal difference, Hearts will dethrone them as champions on account of their better performance in meetings between the two.

Hearts won in Kumasi 2-1 but lost the return encounter 0-1. And so it is the two away goals which will give them the title.

And the GFA boss (middle of picture) says the clubs had agreed on the use of the head-to-head rule in October last year. This was apparently to avoid a repeats of high scoring games that have marred Leagues in the past.

President Kwasi Nyantekyi said: “We all agreed that when two sides finish level on points, we will look at wins in the two games between the teams, the goal difference in those two games, goals for in the two games and away goals in those games.

“If they are are level in all those areas, we will play a one off game at a neutral venue.

“We put in place the rule in order not to have a repeat of the 30-0 game we did in the middle League when clubs needed goal difference to qualify.”

The head-to-head rule will however not be used to determine which clubs will be relegated if they finish level on points. That will be determined by the goals difference system.

Nyantekyi says he does not envisage any legal tussles out of the system.

Meanwhile Hearts of Oak have condemned the 'unsporting and regrettably behaviour' of some of its fans in the wake of their 1-1 draw with Bechem Chelsea on Wednesday. The incident led to the injury of the referee S.B. Bortey.