New structured juvenile league set for next season

A new league structure will be in effect next season for the country’s juvenile leagues with the Ghana Football Association having concluded all the modalities.

GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi reaffirmed the the sport body’s commitment to implementing the new format on Monday at coaches training program in Accra.

The new national colts league will see significant cut in the number of participating teams in each region with only three regions enjoying more representation.

Each region will have 12 teams in the national juvenile league but Greater Accra, Ashanti Region and Brong Ahafo regions respectively will have 24 teams each.

“We have decided to place a sealing on the number of colts clubs that we can have in each region,” Nyantakyi said.

“Apart from Greater Accra, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo region which have very large colts clubs the rest of the regions will have a sealing of twelve clubs per region then the three regions I have mentioned will have 24 and this will be called the premier division colts clubs.

According to Kwesi Nyantakyi, the move is part of the GFA’s commitment to the development of colts football.

“The GFA will be in the position to offer the needed support by way of payment of officiating fees, supply of equipments and other facilities they need so we can really maximize the benefits from these clubs.”

Last year, Kwesi Nyantakyi led a delegation to begin a nationwide discussion on the new national colts league.