Premier, division one clubs to own U-17 teams


All 18 Premier League clubs and 48 Division One League clubs must own a U-17 juvenile club, the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has said.

The directive is expected to take effect from the 2021/22 season in line with Club Licensing regulations.

The GFA Executive Council took the decision at its meeting in Accra on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

These clubs must compete in the District Juvenile League across the country as part of efforts to move juvenile football to the highest pedestal and to help clubs churn out a host of future stars.


The decision is also to give young footballers of school-going age access and a pathway to appropriate levels of coaching, training, development and support.

This is to enable GFA to reach its ultimate goal by producing top quality players to compete both locally and abroad.