The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has revealed that the Ghana card has become obligatory for players registration in the 2023/24 football season, a statement has revealed.
Per the statement, the Ghana card will be the only card accepted for verification and authentication of the identity of players for renewals, transfers and new registration for the upcoming season.
Players who are yet to hit 15 years are required to use a Passport or digital birth certificate, while foreign players must use their passport.
“The GHANA CARD shall be used as of proof of identity for registration for renewals, transfers and new registration. For players below 15 years of age, Passport or digital birth certificate could be used. All foreign players must use their passport,” read portion of the statement.
The essence of the move from the Ghana FA is to make age cheating, change of names by players and double registration a thing of the past.
Meanwhile, the registration window for the 2023/24 football season opened on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 and will close on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 11:59pm.
The window is for all registered football clubs and leagues in the country, including all Regional Football Leagues.
The opening of the registration window is in accordance with the GFA Regulations which makes provisions for the opening of registration before the commencement of each football season.