Ghana FA announce new directive for reserve league

Published on: 28 August 2013
Ghana FA announce new directive for reserve league
Under seventeen players to play in reserve league

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 year’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 league’s intended purpose to be fully achieved.

“Effective 2014/2015 season the reserve league will be an U17 competition and not an U20 competition,” GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi announced at Congress.

“This is so because we have realised at age 18, players are eligible to sign professional contracts with their clubs.

“This 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.”

The reserve league is a competition organized by the Ghana FA for the youth sides of all Premier League clubs.


  • shawa
    says: 6 years ago
    This is bullshit.what do they want to happen to the colts league.God punish all those that are killing the colts league.
    says: 6 years ago
    It should be a U20 league and evry team should be aloud to add some of the first team players every week those who are U23 but not more than 3 but that means that if they have played for reserves they cant play for first team in the GPL thats how its done in europe gfa should use this to