Only players under seventeen years will be eligible to play in the Ghanaian reserve league, the Ghana FA has announced.
This directive was announced at this yearâ€™s ordinary congress session of the Ghana Football Association on Wednesday.
The new rule will however not take effect until the 2014/15 football season.
The new directive according to the Ghana FA boss is designed for the leagueâ€™s intended purpose to be fully achieved.
â€œEffective 2014/2015 season the reserve league will be an U17 competition and not an U20 competition,â€ GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi announced at Congress.
â€œThis is so because we have realised at age 18, players are eligible to sign professional contracts with their clubs.
â€œThis therefore will not serve the intended purpose with the players promoted to the senior side after signing their professional contracts with the clubs, hence this decision.â€
The reserve league is a competition organized by the Ghana FA for the youth sides of all Premier League clubs.