The 10 Regional Football Associations under the Ghana Football Association are sweating over a directive to reduce the number of division two clubs across all regions to 32 each.
The Football Association is seeking to synchronize their calender to have a one for all Football system.
The RFA’s have two Football seasons to reduce their division two clubs from their current number as directed.
Greater Accra will be most affected in this clampdown execution with 104 clubs, while the Western, Brong Ahafo, and Eastern have 100, 96, and 75 respectively.
442gh.com sources within the regional Football Associations says the Ghana FA did not specifically give any modalities in reducing the number given the short notice, and period.
The FA has also banned the RFA’s from accepting any new club in the division two, whiles insisting on the usual promotion from the district division three levels
The effort of the FA is to have a sizable number of clubs who can be managed and controlled.
There are a total of 691 division two clubs in Ghana, but the new directive if achieved will leave division two clubs in Ghana at 320 from the 10 regions.
A member of the Greater Accra regional Football Association who spoke on condition of anonymity said “we have had several meetings to figure out a right modality to achieve this directive given the short period we have in implementing it, this will be good for the region, but many of the clubs are still not ready to accept it.”
“We have been told to use whatever means to slash the numbers to 32 after two seasons regardless of existence number of clubs” he added.
A member from the central region RFA stated that “In my opinion the reforms are good but too drastic and harsh”
The RFA’s maintains they have lined up some clubs to register them before the new directives.