The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have announced that the 2020/2021 season will commence in November.
This follows the decision of government to give the green light for football to resume.
The Nations flagship competition, the Ghana Premier League (GPL) is expected to kick start from Friday, 13th November 2020. While the Division One League (DOL) kicks off on 3rd December 2020. The Women’s Premier League (WPL) is set to kick off on 2nd January 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 in November, many are anticipating for a great comeback, looking at how the annulled season was exciting.
Clubs will need to fulfil 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 requirement of the GFA Club Licensing Regulation before issuing licenses to clubs. This should be submitted on or before 5th October 2020.
On 6th October 2020, the Club Licensing Board is expected to begin 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 31st October 2020.
The GPL, DOL and the Women’s league clubs have up to midnight (23:59 GMT) of 5th November 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.
Below is the calendar for the 2020/2021 football season;