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The Ghana Premier League has adopted the five substitution rule for the upcoming 2021/22 season after reaching an agreement with the 18 Premier League clubs.

This follows the decision of FIFA’s law-makers - International Football Association Board (IFAB) the option of increasing substitutes to protect player welfare amid a congested fixture schedule in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to complete the 2019/20 season.

A number of Leagues across the globe adopted the rule when football returned in the 2019/20 season allowing teams to use five substitutes instead of the standard three – and Ghana will now follow in the footsteps of the other League like the EPL, SPL, La-liga among others.

This rule will be in place for the entire 2021/22 season which is set to commence on Friday, October 29, 2021 and run through to Sunday, June 19, 2022.


  • 5 Substitutions introduced - 3 chances to make the 5 subs
  • Match Day squad up from 18 to 20 players
  • Clubs now allowed 9 subs on the bench from 7
  • Clubs allowed to register up to 40 players - 10 of the 40 must be below age 17


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