#GFA: Congress affirms addition of two clubs, 18 Premier League season here to stay.
The Ghana Premier League will from next season be contested by 18 clubs following a Congress decision at the Ordinary session of the Ghana Football Association’s Congress.
Congress, the Football Association’s highest decision making body, voted unanimously in favor of the motion to change the number of clubs in the Ghana Premier League from 16 clubs to 18. The decision was taken, having earlier affirmed the decision to add two more clubs to compete for honors in the 2019/2010 Ghana Premier League season.
The decision also affects the size of Congress as the reps from the two clubs will now join Congress to increase its membership from 120 to 124.
On October 25, Congress, at its Elective Congress, voted in favor of an 18 team league for the next season instead of the normal 16. The motion which was put forward by the then chairman of the Normalization Committee Dr. Kofi Amoah, was strongly opposed initially but when it went to voting, 64 out of the 120 delegates voted in favor of it.
The decision will now affect the ”existing” media rights sponsorship with Chinese broadcaster, StarTimes, and any future deal the FA signs with a title sponsor.
Congress however agreed that at the end of the new season, 3 clubs would be relegated and not 5.