GFA cancels Premier League, names Kotoko and AshGold for Africa

The Porcupines will represent Ghana in next season’s CAF Champions League as the Ghana Football Association announces the cancellation of the 2019/2020 football season.

Ghana became the latest African country to cancel their leagues due to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. 

The decision taken after a lengthy meeting of the Executive Council on Tuesday, says that there will be no promotions or demotions.

The Porcupines, who won last season’s Normalisation Committee Tier One Cup, as a result, gets the automatic qualification into the continent’s elite inter-club championship.

Ashgold, who also won the Tier Two Cup, will represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup competition.

“The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has taken a decision to cancel the 2019/20 football season following a marathon meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the GFA Secretariat in Accra,” says a statement by the GFA.

“Accordingly, all records associated with the season has been expunged but fines accrued must be honoured by clubs.”

“There shall also be no demotion and promotion. The League season has been on suspension since March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The Executive Council also decided that per the relevant provisions of the CAF inter-club football Regulations, Asante Kotoko SC and AshGold SC will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup respectively.”

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