The Ghana Football Association has instructed all regional Football Associations not to register new clubs onto their division two set up, and further tightened the Registration processes for Division three clubs at the district level.
The football Association is seeking to regulate all clubs at the district and regional levels to an appreciable number.
A directive from the Association to its regional chairmen stated in explicit terms “That there shall be no admission of clubs in the Second Division level”.
The FA has agreed with the RFA’s to have a standardized division two league across all the ten regional Football Association.
The move by the FA is to have a uniformed competition by all regions, and to also adobt a single national calender.
The regional Football Associations have been asked to reduce the number of clubs playing in their division two leagues within two years by the FA.
A letter to the RFA’s read “That the planned number of Division Two League clubs agreed between each Regional Football Association and the Ghana Football Association for the reduction of the number of clubs in the Second Division clubs in each Regional shall be strictly adhered to”.
The FA is further instructing the Regional Football bodies to instruct their districts to only accept new clubs at the Juvenile and division three levels where there are spaces to fill.
“That there shall be admission of new clubs only in Juvenile football and Division Three leagues in the Regional Football Associations where there are spaces but subject to the approval of the Ghana Football Association. Applicants must apply to the District Football Association in accordance with provisions of the GFA Statutes, which will then submit it to the Regional Football Association for onward submission to the GFA” the statement concluded.