The Division One League has been handed a massive facelift with the Ghana Football Association set to stream 6 games live on Facebook for the first time in the history of the competition.
This will be the first time fans of Ghana football will be offered the opportunity to watch their favourite clubs who travel to play away from home.
The landmark decision will also afford visiting clubs fair officiating as match officials will be under the spotlight during games.
The decision to stream matches of the DOL in in fulfilment of a promise made by the President of the Ghana FA, Kurt E.S. Okraku to make the lower tier league much more visible to football lovers all over the world.
Starting from Saturday January 16, 2020, six matches will be streamed live on the official Facebook handle of the FA – Ghana Football Association – every Match Day.
Three games will be streamed LIVE on Saturday while another three comes off on Sunday.
With three zones in the league, two games will be streamed live per zone each week.
Commencing on Saturday, the clash between Techiman City and Crocodile Stars from Paga will be live in Zone One from the Nana Ameyaw Park in Techiman at 15:00GMT
It will be followed by the titanic Bono-Derby between bitterest rivals B.A United and Bofoakwa Tano at the Sunyani Coronation Park on Sunday at 15:00GMT.
In Zone Two, the tie between Venomous Vipers and Asokwa Deportivo will be streamed live from the Robert Mensah Stadium on Saturday at 15:00GMT while the clash between Sekondi Hasaacas and New Edubiase United is streamed on Sunday at the same time.
The top liner between Okyeman Planners and Tema Youth from the Carl Reindorf Park in Dansoman on Sunday will be live after Agbozume Weavers have hosted Accra Lions FC at the Sogakope Park on Saturday. All matches will be played at 15:00GMT.
This historic achievement by the Ghana FA makes it one of the first federations on the continent and in the world to have their lower tier league games officially streamed live on social media for all to watch.
Not only will the live games satisfy the desire of fans to watch their clubs, it will also offer coaches the ability to watch and analyse their games and their opponents well as offering scouts the platform to see the enormous talents hidden in the DOL.
With his Game Changer agenda, Kurt Okraku has succeeded in transforming Ghana football especially on the media front, making products of the association much more visible and attractive to the public.
Until his election, the GFA had previously secured a deal with a television outfit to broadcast some matches of the DOL but that was limited to a few games and had no social media options.
With over 158k followers on the GFA’s Facebook handle, several people are expected to watch and enjoy the DOL games billed to be streamed live.