By Dom Agbakpe,
The 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League has formally been launched and is set to begin on December 27.
This year’s launch took place inside the Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium – on Friday, December 20, 2019 also saw the unveiling of the trophies for all the competitions.
Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kurt Okraku addressing participants stated that the Executive Council has set a target for all their products – Ghana Premier League, Division I League, Women’s Premier League, MTN FA Cup and the Salford Women’s FA Cup.
He added that 6 Top Premier League clubs, 3 Division 1 League clubs from each zone and Women’s Premier League clubs from each zone will receive cash at the end of the season.
“Since we were elected into office on October 25, the Executive Council has set for ourselves a target of raising the standards of all male and female club competitions.”
“Top 6 clubs from the premier league at the end of the season to receive financial reward. With their coaches sponsored to have attachment with European clubs to improve their technicalities.”
“Top 3 clubs from division one at the end of the season will receive financial reward with their coaches sponsored to have attachment with European clubs. Same for the women’s league.”
“Integrity is key to the development of our game and we have put in place mechanisms to ensure that we protect the sanctity of our game. Your Excellency, Governments role in reaching our objectives as an association cannot be underestimated.”
Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahumudu Bawumia in his address, said that “The election of a new leadership for the GFA last October, was a refreshing end to the FIFA and Government-backed normalisation process of Ghana football, following the ignominy which hit the GFA and Ghana football in 2018.”
“What befell the GFA, which took Ghana football to its lowest ebb, was of great concern and worry to the Government and people of Ghana.”
“Sports, particularly football, is one area which provides economic opportunities for the youth; both male and female.”
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