The Chairman of the Club Licensing Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuakoh says clubs that do not meet the club licensing requirement should remain in the Division One League and not force themselves to gain promotion to the top-flight division.
According to Dr. Baah-Nuakoh, implementing the club licensing regulations may see a lot of clubs banned from using their various venues and stadiums for games.
The former management member of Asante Kotoko also advised club owners to consider merging with others and also those that do not meet the requirements should consider staying in the lower leagues.
“We have gotten to a point where we would have to advise those who don’t have the means to run a club in the premier league professionally to wait in the lower divisions until they can”, he said in an interview with Happy FM Sports.
“Everyone wants to be called chairman so instead of merging with other clubs to have one big professional club running effectively, we have a lot of ‘small’ clubs running under various individuals who cannot meet the standards. So it makes it difficult implementing the licensing rules”, he added.
Majority of Ghanaian clubs have failed to meet the club licensing requirements with most of these clubs given a conditional license to operate before the start of the 2019/20 football season.