2022/23 Season: GPL, DOL, WPL registration window extended by one week
Clubs now have some respite to seal their transfer deals.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced extending the closing date for the first registration window of the upcoming 2022/23 domestic season.
Beginning July 1, clubs in the Premier League (GPL), Division One (DOL) and the Women’s Premier League (WPL) were allowed a period of one month and 15 days to register their players and officials.
Midnight August 15 was to mark the “Deadline Day” but the GFA – which had warned that “there shall be no extension and deadlines SHALL be enforced strictly” – has softened its stance saying an extension by one week is “to enable clubs to complete all pending registration and transfers.”
A GFA publication Sunday evening reads:
The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce that the registration window for the 2022/23 season has been extended for one more week.
The transfer window for the betPawa Premier League, Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League and the Division One League which was originally scheduled to close on Monday, August 15, 2022 has been extended to enable clubs to complete all pending registration and transfers.
The opening of the window is in accordance with the GFA Regulations which makes provisions for the opening of main registration window before the commencement of the football season.
The registration window is now expected to close on the midnight (23:59GMT) of Monday, August 22, 2022.
All participating clubs in the betPawa Premier League, Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League and the Division One League are therefore reminded to complete their registrations before this deadline.
Clubs are to note that there shall be no further extension and the new deadline shall be enforced strictly.
Regional Football Association clubs (2nd Division League, 3rd Division League, Regional Women’s Division One League and all Juvenile (U-17 U-15 and U-13 clubs) are to note that this extension does not affect the deadline of the lower League registration window.
The 2022/23 season is scheduled to kick off with the Ghana Premier League on September 9.