Autonomous Ghana Premier League: Committee To Advise Ghana FA

Football News Autonomous Ghana Premier League: Committee To Advise Ghana FA
MAY 8, 2020 LISTEN

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is expected to name a five-member committee to advise it on steps to be taken towards making the Ghana Premier League autonomous.

On Tuesday the FA's decison-making body took a decision to make the league autonomous and the committee will be expected to advise the Kurt Okraku-led body on how to proceed with the implementation of the policy.

According to a GFA statement, the committee will be composed of three nominees of the 18-Premier League clubs with the other two persons to be added by the FA.

This special task committee will advise the GFA on the autonomy of the league, the format, the modalities, start date and regulations, among other parameters.

The Ghana Premier League is currently organised and managed by the GFA. The 18-club league competition is managed by the Premier League Committee chaired by Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula with day-to-day administrative support from the Competitions Department of the GFA.

Meanwhile, the GFA has stated that the 2019/20 football season remains on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March 16, the football season was suspended until further notice in compliance with a directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo suspending all public and social gatherings, including sporting events, as part of measures by the government to manage the pandemic.

The GFA's Executive Council on Tuesday decided to maintain the suspension of football competitions as it continues to engage stakeholders, including the government, Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Youth and Sports, the FA's Medical Committee, CAF and FIFA, on the COVID-19 situation.

In a statement, the FA said it would revisit the issue on June 30, following which it would assess and evaluate the issue to inform decisions to be taken on the football season.

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