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30.10.2008 Football News

Ghana FA Cup makes return

The Ghana FA Cup Championship will make a return this season after almost six years of absence because of legal problems and lack of sponsorship.  

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) had been unable to hold the event because of the past years had seen legal troubles which halted the calendar making it impossible for the competition to be entertained


The annual event, which last took place in 2003, has been held up also due to non-availability of sponsorship.

Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the GFA told GNA Sports that his outfit has settled on a sponsor, which has doled out a reasonable package for the competition.

As per tradition, Mr Nyantakyi explained that the competition will involve clubs from the Premier, First and Second divisions and will be organised in a Knockout format.

Conventionally, the winner of the FA Cup automatically qualifies for the CAF Confederation Cup, formerly CAF Cup Winners Cup with the format to be limited to the placing at the end of the soccer season.


The return of the FA Cup therefore means that the annual Super Cup, formerly "Champion of Champions" will also come off this season.


The third and fourth placed clubs since 2004 has instead represented the nation in the newly created competition.

The clash is usually between the winners of the League and the FA Cup to determine the champion club of a particular season.


Accra Hearts of Oak was decorated the "Champion Club" for the last time in 2002 after clinching the double of League and FA Cup double.  

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