The Premier League Board (PLB) has confirmed December 18th, 2016 as the start date for the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League season.
The start of the new PL season will be preceded by the highly anticipated Super Cup match between reigning PL Champions – Wa All Stars and MTN FA Cup Champions Bechem United set for December 4th, 2016.
Registration for the first transfer window of the season is expected to open on November 14th, 2016 and close on February 13th, 2017.
Several teams including perennial contenders Kumasi Asante Kotoko have started their preseason activities. Multiple outlets reported that Accra Hearts of Oak who are yet to make an appointment to their vacant Head Coaching position are having problems with getting their camp started as players are complaining over unpaid arrears. Most, if not all 16 teams are expected to be in camp by the end of the month.
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This year’s neophytes, Bolga All Stars (Upper East Region) and Elmina Sharks (Central Region) who qualified from Zones 1 and 2 respectively of the GN Bank Division One sponsored league are expected to join old-timers – Accra Gt. Olympics who successfully completed a short stay in the lower tier division following their relegation in 2015.
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New Edubiase, Sekondi Hasaacas and Techiman City were this year’s demotees.