The Ghana Football association in consultation with the chief executive officers of the 18 premier league clubs agreed to implement the 5 substitutions rule instituted by FIFA since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At an online meeting held between the Ghana Football Association, Chief Executive Officers of the clubs, and other stakeholders, the Association concluded on the implementation of the rule to allow clubs more options at their playing staff.
An earlier FA directive asked clubs to register 10 more players to the original 30 squad, with a strict directive on registering juveniles.
The interim rule was introduced last May to help players avoid injury and ease their workload. They resumed playing in a congested schedule after a near-total shutdown of the sport because of the pandemic.
The latest extension covers competitions “scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31, 2022” – including the World Cup but not domestic competitions that start in 2022 and run into 2023.
Teams can use five substitutes instead of three in the regulation 90 minutes and a sixth in extra time of knockout games.