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15.04.2004 Football News

Congress to decide on proposed novelty league

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Accra, April 15, GNA - The ongoing two-day annual general congress of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) will reach its climax tomorrow April 16 as the stakeholders of the game take a definite decision on the proposed novelty league for the 2004 football season.

The proposal made by the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), which has the backing of the Professional League Board (PLB) is aimed at organising the 2004 league on zonal bases.

Under the format, the 16 teams are to be divided into Southern and Northern zones with each containing eight clubs.

The Northern sector has teams like Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kumasi King Faisal, RTU, Obuasi Goldfeilds, Okwawu United, BA United, Bofoakwa Tano and Berekum Arsenals.

The Southern sector has Accra Hearts of Oak, Liberty Professionals, Kpando Heart of Lions, Accra Great Olympic, Real Sportive, Feyenoord Academy, Sekondi Hasacaas and Koforidua Power FC.

The two respective winners of each zone will meet each other to determine the overall winner whilst the bottom club at each zone will automatically be relegated.

Information gathered by the GNA Sports ahead of the decision, favours the proposal as majority of the stakeholders seem to be in support of the motion.

Tomorrow, when the congress sits for the last day, they will determine the hope of those who suggested this system citing time constraints at the disposal of the GFA that has a loaded local and international calendar to contend with.

The congress will also discuss the proposed amendments of the statutes and regulations of the GFA among other matters, including the associations audit report.

It will be recalled that GHALCA proposed a novelty league for this football season following the time constraint at the disposal of the association.