The start of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League has been moved to Saturday, December 28 following a consultative meeting between the elite division clubs and the Executive Council of the GFA in Accra Monday.
The meeting became necessary after the clubs raised eyebrows over an initial December 21 announcement which came without them being engaged about its details.
Following that the new Ghana Football Association (GFA) leadership successfully held a meeting involving all 18 Premier League clubs at the M-Plaza Hotel where plans for the new season were thoroughly discussed and adopted.
“The meeting agreed that the Premier League will kick off on the 28th of December. Originally, it was to start on the 21st.
“The other decisions which were taken at the meeting will be communicated through our media channels,” Acting GFA Spokesperson, Tamimu Issah said.
Also, the GFA has departed from the old Premier League Board (PLB) system which was used to run the local club competition. Unlike having all league clubs represented on the board, the GFA has introduced a Premier League Management Committee as replacement. The Committee will be made up of seven members – two of which are nominated by the GFA Executive Council while the elite clubs are allowed to decide on the other five members.
And the Executive Council has gone ahead to name former GFA Chairman, Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula and Jesse Amoh Agyepong as its representatives. Alhaji Jawula will act as Chairman while Mr. Agyepong takes the position of Vice for the 7-member Committee with a one-year mandate.
The five other members chosen by the Premier clubs are Delali Eric Senaye, Francis Adjei Yeboah, Alhaji Braimah Akanbi, Linda Ansong and John Ansah.