The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has organised a workshop on Club Licensing for Premier and Division League Clubs.
Ahead of the start of domestic football across the country next month, clubs are expected to meet the minimum Club Licensing requirements and submit the necessary documentation to the GFA.
The workshop discussed the Sporting, Infrastructure, Personnel & Administrative, Legal and Financial requirements that clubs must meet before being granted licenses for GFA and CAF Club competitions.
Chairman of the Club Licensing Board, Dr Kwame Baah-Nuakoh, stated that the Board’s approach to implementing the Club Licensing regulations would include regular seminars and engagements with clubs on how to fulfill the requirements.
He assured clubs the Board would support them to meet the required standards and explained what was needed from the clubs.
“The Board has met and agreed to adopt an approach that would help clubs to meet the agreed standards rather than focusing on punishing clubs when they fail to meet the standards”.
“There would be no new requirements aside what has been agreed on and passed by congress as licensing regulations for the Association. Despite our approach to engage and assist clubs to meet the requirements, we would not compromise on the agreed standards and criteria,” Dr Baah-Nuakoh told club officials at Thursday’s Workshop.
GFA Club Licensing Manager, Mr Emmanuel Dasoberi, also took club officials through the Licensing criteria and the needed documents clubs are expected to submit to acquire licenses.
He also gave a general overview of the Club Licensing system and the way forward as the league kicks off in December.
Other members of the Club Licensing Board present at the workshop included Mr Ankomah Mensah, Prof. Kwame Mintah, Mr Emmanuel Adotey, Mr Mike Bonsuand and Ms Mavis Amanor. Also present were two members of the Club Licensing Appeals Committee Alex Kotey and Yaa Ankamah Annan.
Clubs are expected to submit their applications for licenses by 4 December 2019. The domestic league is scheduled to commence in the weekend of 27-29 December 2019.