Ghana to kick-start national women’s league in 2013

The much talked about National Women’s League will finally take-off in 2013, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced.

The league, a huge step towards developing the women’s game will boast of an elite division and a second-tier division in the interim.

The coming to light of the league is expected to provide some answers to the dwindling fortunes and low attention to women’s football.

Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the GFA who made this closure on Wednesday at the Ordinary Congress of the football governing body said the conclusion stems from the decision to devote extra commitment to women’s football, which boasts of being the first senior national team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup at the senior level, a feat attained by the Black Queens in 1999 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup held in the United States of America.

He said the league will be constituted by 12-clubs, four each from the three zones namely Zone One, Zone Two and Zone Three.

Clubs from Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Brong Ahafo Regions constitute Zone One; Ashanti, Eastern and Western Regions make up Zone Two whilst Zone Three has Greater Accra, Central and Volta Regions.

At the end of the season, the bottom two clubs will be relegated to be replaced by clubs in the second-tier league.

For the past few years, the only form of competition for the women’s football clubs has been the zonal championship which serves the climax to every season.

Meanwhile, the two-day Congress, the supreme and legislative organ of the GFA being attended by the various stakeholders will review activities of the past season as well as discuss those for the impending season.

Source: GNA

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