Dr. Kofi Amoah
Dr. Kofi Amoah

Special Normalization Competition scheduled for March 31
Special Normalisation Competition Slated for 31st March
By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA

Accra, Mar.26 GNA- The proposed Special Normalization Committee football Competition has been launched in Accra.

The competition would commence on March 31, at the various centers, with the winner of tier one, receiving a cash prize of GHC200,000, whilst the runner up gets GHC100,000.

At the launch of the competition held at the forecourt of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) head office in Accra on Monday, March 25, an agreement was reached by all Premier League Clubs, with the exception of WA All Stars football club to participate in the competition.

The competition aimed at keeping clubs busy, following with ongoing reforms in Ghana football, would include tier one, made up of all premier league clubs, whilst tier two includes all lower divisions, who would compete in a Northern and Southern zone league format.

Dr. Kofi Amoah, President of the Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), noted at the launch of the competition that, the winner of the tier one would represent Ghana at the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions league, the following year that.

According to him, the financial package for the competition, would see the tier two winner made up of Division One clubs getting GHC150, 000, with runner up pocketing GHC80, 000, with each of the participating clubs getting GHC30, 000 as a participation fee.

He said the Government was fully committed to bringing football to normalcy, thus investing heavily in the special competition for both the male and female leagues.

It would be recalled that the GFA normalization committee has set up four committees comprising of Referees Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Player Status Committee and Appeals Committee, to help in the management of the competition.

Meanwhile the normalization committee, whose work was to end by March 2019, has been handed a six months work extension by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to complete its core mandate, with former Black Stars and Bayern Munich defender Samuel Osei Kufuor being drafted into the four member team to replace lawyer Dua Adonteng.

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