Premier, other clubs to register Under-17 players

BY: Peter Sarbah
A scene from Hearts vrs Kotoko game
A scene from Hearts vrs Kotoko game

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has reformed it rules to allow Premier league, Division One league and Women’s league clubs to register players who are Under-17 in the coming season.

This decision is to encourage player development as well as provide the clubs with a wider pool of players to chose from in this era of COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is part of efforts to encourage clubs to register players who are below the age of 17 years in their squad list for the season for player developmental purposes.

“The new policy will also provide more players for matches in this era of COVID-19 to ensure the smooth running of the competitions without interruptions due to infections”, a statement from the FA said.

In view of this clubs are expected to register 40 players instead of the usual 30 with 10 players expected to come from the Under-17 side.

“Of the 40 players to be registered, 30 players shall be regular players while the remaining 10 should be players who fall under the age of 17 years.

“The 10 Under-17 players are also permitted to play in the juvenile team of the club in the district juvenile league for the club” a statement by the FA said.

“The 40 players, made up of Amateur and Professionals, are eligible to play in the MTN FA Cup, the Women’s FA Cup and all GFA sanctioned competitions”, it said.