Five clubs have applied for license ahead of the determination of the Ghana’s representatives for the 2021/22 Caf inter-club competitions – the Champions League and Confederation Cup.
Ghana has a slot each in both club competitions whose representatives are the Premier League and FA Cup winners. But the ongoing 2020/21 season is not over until late August 8.
A Caf circular dated May 3 requested Member Associations to submit their representatives for the Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup by June 30.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA), knowing it could not meet the deadline, wrote to Caf requesting for special dispensation while proactively making a provision for its potential reps to be ready to meet the Club Licensing requirements for the competitions..
Joint league leaders Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, Medeama SC, Accra Great Olympics and Aduana FC are the five clubs to confirm intentions to play in Africa next season.
“The GFA gave all the 18 Premier League clubs and participating clubs in the MTN FA Cup Round of 32 a deadline of Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to apply for the license.
“The Club Licensing Department shall continue the Licensing process for the five clubs with inspection of Stadiums and vetting of other important documents within the next weeks before the clubs meet the Club Licensing Committee for a final review.
“This Licensing process is in line with the new Caf directives to have licensing for all prospective Caf Inter-club participants completed before the June 30th, deadline,” read a GFA publication Thursday.