The Ghana Premier League (GPL) will now go fully autonomous from the 2023/24 season instead of the earlier advertised upcoming campaign.
This follows a meeting between the 18 top-tier clubs and the Autonomous Premier League Implementation Committee last Tuesday aimed at seeking input, advice and recommendations on the implementation processes and timelines.
After discussing the finalization of the legal processes and procedures leading to the Ghana Premier League going autonomous, the meeting recommended that the full implementation of the Autonomous Premier League be moved from the upcoming 2022/23 season to the one after.
This is to ensure that there is enough education on the Rules Book and full engagement with all stakeholders on all the relevant changes to be anticipated.
The Ghana Football Association will continue to manage and organize the Premier League for one more season with some more involvement of clubs until it goes fully autonomous in the 2023/24 season.
Meanwhile, processes such as registration of the League Company, approval of the Rules Book, licensing standards, education seminars, and change management strategies will be undertaken in the 2022/23 season in preparation for the full implementation.
The Autonomous Premier League Implementation Committee is led by Hearts of Oak Board Chairman Togbe Afede XIV.
The Committee also includes Executive Council member Dr. Toni Aubynn – Vice Chairman, Legal Practitioner and Broadcaster, Willie Alhassanie (Esq.), Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuakoh -Chairman of the Club Licensing Board, Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq.) – General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association and Emmanuel Dasoberi – Administrative Manager of Asante Kotoko SC will initiate the processes for the autonomous Premier League this season.