The Ghana Football Association is pleased to announce that the 2020/2021 season will commence in November.
This follows the decision of the government to give the green light for football to resume.
The Nations flagship competition, the Ghana Premier League is expected to kick start from Friday, November 13, 2020. While, the Division One League kicks off on December 3, 2020. The Women’s Premier League is set to kick off on January 2, 2021.
It’s been well over six months since football in Ghana was halted due to Covid-19 and with the game set to resume, many are anticipating a great comeback, looking at how the annulled season was exciting.
Clubs will need to fulfill all Club Licensing Regulation requirements. The Club Licensing Board has the responsibility of vetting the license application of the clubs to ensure compliance with legal, administrative, finance, technical, medical, and security requirements of the GFA Club Licensing Regulation before issuing licenses to clubs. This should be submitted on or before October 5, 2020.
On October 6, 2020, the Club Licensing Board is expected to begin an inspection of venues and secretariat of clubs in the Premier, Division One, and the Women’s Premier League. This will help affirm the decision to approve various centers submitted by the Clubs if they meet the criteria.
The various Clubs are to register their players at all levels for the new season to begin and it is expected to end on October 31, 2020.
The Premier League, Division One and the Women’s league clubs have up to midnight (23:59 GMT) of November 5, 2020, to submit the final list of their players and officials for the new season.
Another communique concerning Regional Football Association’s competitions, Beach soccer and Futsal would be issued in due course.
The Association will also issue COVID-19 protocols and Regulations in addition to the Guidelines from FIFA and CAF which were earlier sent to members.
Attached is the calendar for the 2020/2021 season.
Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org as well as this website, www.totalsportsgh.com. Dada Oliseh is again the brain behind the Dada Oliseh Photos brand that produces awesome pictures of all sporting activities, nature, and other occasions.
He has a vast experience in the reporting of sports in Ghana especially football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.