FIFA grants Ghana permission to continue with GPL during World Cup

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - FIFA  has granted the Ghana Football Association (GFA) the permission to go ahead with the Ghana Premier League during this year's World Cup in Russia, a departure from its stand that all leagues of member associations should end before the start of the competition.

A publication on the GFA website said that Ghana was given a dispensation after talks with FIFA.

It read: ''World soccer-governing body, FIFA, has granted Ghana a special dispensation to continue with the Ghana Premier and the Division One Leagues during the Russia 2018 World Cup, which kicks off in June.

''Following the late kick off of the league, which has left the GFA far behind its calendar, the GFA requested FIFA to grant it a special dispensation to continue with its domestic programme during the world cup in order to be able to meet the Confederation of African Football's (CAF) deadline for the registration of clubs and players who will qualify and take part in the 2019 CAF inter club competitions.

''Responding to the GFA letter, FIFA stated clearly it had no issues with the Ghanaian leagues continuing during the World Cup.

”FIFA has no issue with the Ghanaian leagues continuing to play as long as players selected on the release lists of Participating Member Associations taking part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup are released to their federations as of 21 May, 2018”, stated the FIFA letter which was signed by Deputy Secretary General, Zvonimir Boban.
-0- PANA VAO 23April2018

23 april 2018 14:23:27

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