First Amendment to the Ghana Football Association Regulations


PREAMBLE
In the exercise of the powers conferred on the Congress of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as the Supreme and Legislative organ of the Ghana Football Association by Article 23 of the Statutes of the Ghana Football Association, these First Amendments of the GFA Regulations of the Ghana Football Association (hereinafter called “the First Amendment”) is hereby made.

THE GFA REGULATIONS HAS BEEN AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:
A. REGULATIONS FOR THE STATUS AND DOMESTIC TRANSFER OF PLAYERS

1. Article 6(5)(a) of the Regulations for the Status and Domestic Transfer of Players of the GFA Regulations is amended by its deletion as follow:

ARTICLE 6(5)(a): is hereby deleted
2. Article 6(5)(b) of the Regulations for the Status and Domestic Transfer of Players of the GFA Regulations is amended by its deletion as follow:

ARTICLE 6(5)(b): is hereby deleted
3. Article 17a(1) of the of the Regulations for the Status and Domestic Transfer of Players of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 17a(1) as follows:

ARTICLE 17a(1)
All contracts signed between a player and a club shall take effect from the commencement date and terminate on the expiry date as agreed by the parties.

4. Articles 23 of the of the Regulations for the Status and Domestic Transfer of Players of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 23 as follows:

ARTICLE 23
The training costs listed hereunder are recommended for each category in accordance with the table shown below and all will be reviewed as and when it becomes necessary.

LEAGUE OR DIVISION CAT. I
GH¢ CAT. II
GH¢ CAT. III
GH¢ CAT. IV
GH¢
Premier
5,000
Division 1 & 1st Class Academies
2,500
2nd & 3rd Divisions
1,000
Juvenile Division
500
B. ELECTIONS REGULATIONS
1. Article 1(3) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 1(3) as follows:

ARTICLE 1(3)
The Chairman of the Committee shall be a lawyer with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience at the Bar.

2. Article 6(1) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 6(1) as follows:

ARTICLE 6(1)
A candidate for any of the positions specified in Article 5 above shall be a person in an Ownership, a Directorship or other Senior Official position with the member for at least two (2) years as contained in the member’s record lodged with the GFA over the period. The candidate must not be less than twenty-one (21) years old.

3. The heading after Article 6(2)(b) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations, NOMINATION AND SUPPORTING OF CANDIDATE is amended by being numbered as Article 6(3) making the sub-articles under the heading sub-clauses from Article 6(3)(1) to Article 6(3)(12) as follows:

3. NOMINATION AND SUPPORTING OF CANDIDATE
4. Article 6(3)(6) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 6(3)(6) as follows:

ARTICLE 6(3)(6)
Where the size of a DFA Congress makes it impracticable for Candidates to obtain five (5) supporters, the Executive Committee may in consultation with the Election Committee, issue guidelines for purposes of the DFA nominations.

5. Article 6(3)(7) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 6(3)(7) as follows:

ARTICLE 6(3)(7)
Nomination or support of a Candidate shall be valid only if it is signed by the President or Board Chairman or Board Secretary or any official who has the power to commit the member.

6. Article 6(3)(10) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 6(3)(10) as follows:

ARTICLE 6(3)(10)
Nomination or support of a Candidate shall be executed on a prescribed form in the presence of the General Secretary after payment of a fee to be determined by the GFA.

7. Article 6(3)(12) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 6(3)(12) as follows:

ARTICLE 6(3)(12)
A Candidate shall specify his or her consent to the nomination in writing, signed by him or her or by another person authorized by him or her in writing on a form prescribed by the Election Committee.

8. Article 9(2) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 9(2) as follows:

ARTICLE 9(2)
The Elections Committee shall examine nomination, delegates list, petitions and other matters relating to the elections and make such determination relating to them as may be in conformity with these regulations.

9. Article 9(3) of the of the Elections Regulations of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 9(3) as follows:

ARTICLE 9(3)
A person against whom the Elections Committee has taken an adverse decision concerning the eligibility or otherwise of a nominee, a candidate, a delegate or a member proposing or supporting a person for election may appeal against the decision within three (3) working days after the decision has been communicated to the person in writing, by notice of appeal to the GFA Appeals Committee. The notice of appeal shall be delivered to the General Secretary.

C. GFA CODE OF ETHICS
1. Article 4(2) of the of the GFA Code of Ethics of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 4(2) as follows:

ARTICLE 4(2)
The Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Ethics Committee shall be lawyers, each with a minimum five (5) years’ experience at the Bar.

2. Article 4(3) of the of the GFA Code of Ethics of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 4(3) as follows:

ARTICLE 4(3)
The members of the Ethics Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee of the GFA.

3. Article 21(1) of the of the GFA Code of Ethics of the GFA Regulations is amended by deletion and is replaced with a new Article 21(1) as follows:

ARTICLE 21(1)
An appeal may be lodged to the GFA Appeals Committee against any decision of the Ethics Committee within three (3) days upon receipt of the decision.

(These First Amendments became effective on November 9, 2015)

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