The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has increased the financial support for Division One League clubs by 180 percent (%), starting the 2023/24 season.
The news which is refreshing to the 48 Division One clubs across the three zones was revealed by the GFA boss, President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku at the 29th ordinary session of congress at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on Monday, July 10, 2023.
All 48 Division One League clubs at the beginning of the last three seasons received an amount of 30,000 Ghana cedis, an amount which has now been increased to 80,000 Ghana cedis, starting at the beginning of the upcoming season.
The package is an advance to the clubs to help them prepare for the upcoming season which is expected to kick off by the end of August or the beginning of September.
President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku also announced that clubs will benefit from new bus acquisition strategy that aims to put to the bed the issue of lack of quality transportation and the inability of our clubs to purchase good busses for League matches.
The FA will also continue with fuel support strategy from GOIL Ghana for one more year, supply 30 brand new boots per club for two more seasons and many other strategic interventions.
Below are the interventions:
1. Continue with fuel support strategy from GOIL Ghana for one more year (minimum GHC 15,000 per club).
2. Supply of 30 brand new boots per club for two more seasons.
3. Guarantee each DOL club a minimum of GHc 80,000 per season for three seasons (inclusive of income from sponsorship if any).
4. Keep merit award system.
5. Supply each DOL club with 30 balls per season for two more seasons.
6. Continue strategy to pay Referees, Venue Media Officers fees, and the fees for Cameraman.
7.Continue with DOL Super Cup.
8. Give each club via partnership with GTA two sets of jerseys.
9. Continue strategy of provision of Melcom vouchers for shopping by clubs (GHc 5,000 each).
10. Pre match/ post match pressers mandatory.
11. Deployment of crisscrossing policing strategy for games.
12. DOL clubs to benefit from new bus acquisition strategy.
13. Introduction of digital player license to ease club owners from the burden of travelling all the way to Accra to pick up cards and to bring efficiency in our player registration system.
14. Wyscout platform will be utilized to carry player information.