Hearts of Oak are out; we are organizing Top 4 and not Top 6

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Ghana League Club Association [GHALCA] Chairman, Kudjoe Fianoo, has confirmed that his outfit will organise a Top 4 pre-season tournament for clubs and not Top 6 as speculated.

GHALCA over the years has been organising a tournament for clubs who finished in the top four in the Ghana Premier League ahead of every new season.

The tournament in the past served as a preparatory ground for clubs that will be representing the country in Africa.

Asante Kotoko, Medeama SC, Bechem United, and Karela United finished in the top four in the just-ended season.

However, the discussion has taken a different turn after Hearts of Oak failed to finish in the top four but won the FA Cup, beating Bechem United to annex the trophy.

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With Samuel Boadu and his charges set to represent the country in the 2022/23 CAF Confederations Cup, it has been argued that Hearts of Oak, who finished 6th with 48 points and Great Olympics that finished 5th must be included in the pre-season tournament, making it Top 6.

However, Kudjoe Fianoo, speaking in an interview, has categorically reiterated that only the top four clubs will compete in the pre-season tournament.

By this decision, Hearts of Oak will be out of the pre-season tournament despite representing the country in Africa.

“The Ghana League Club Association [GHALCA] will organize a ‘Top 4,’  and not ‘Top 6’ preseason competition,” he told Kumasi-based Kessben FM.

Asante Kotoko who won the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League will represent the country in the CAF Champions League.

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