Ghana Premier League

Ghana Premier League Adopts 5 Substitutions For 2021/22 Season

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The Ghana Premier League has adopted the five substitution rule for the upcoming 2021/22 season after reaching an agreement with the 18 Premier League clubs.

This follows the decision of FIFA’s law-makers – International Football Association Board (IFAB) the option of increasing substitutes to protect player welfare amid a congested fixture schedule in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to complete the 2019/20 season.

A number of Leagues across the globe adopted the rule when football returned in the 2019/20 season allowing teams to use five substitutes instead of the standard three – and Ghana will now follow in the footsteps of the other League like the EPL, SPL, La-Liga among others.

This rule will be in place for the entire 2021/22 season which is set to commence on Friday, October 29, 2021 and run through to Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Summary:

  • 5 Substitutions introduced – 3 chances to make the 5 subs
  • Match Day squad up from 18 to 20 players
  • Clubs now allowed 9 subs on the bench from 7
  • Clubs allowed to register up to 40 players – 10 of the 40 must be below age 17

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Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor, and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He is also the originator and photographer of Dada Oliseh Photos. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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