The Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association on Tuesday met Division one and Premier League Clubs to discuss the modalities of its special tournament which is to keep the clubs active.
It was revealed that, Sixty-four (64) teams comprising 16 Premier League and 48 Division One clubs will receive GH₵ 20,000 each as an appearance fee.
The 16 (sixteen) premier league clubs and the 48 (forty-eight) division one league clubs making 64 (sixty-four) teams would be paired; for the first round of the competition.
The 32 (thirty-two) winners would move straight to tier 1 with 8 groups and the 32 (thirty-two) losers would make tier 2 with 8 groups
In tier 1 right after the groups, the winners move through to round 16, quarter finals, semi-finals and finals.
Tier 2 will follow the same format but losers in round 16 in tier 1 will play those who were 2nd in tier 2 groups; then to quarter finals, semi-finals and finals.
Clubs that qualify to the Round of 16 will pocket GH₵ 4, 000 each. The quarter-finalist in Tier 1 will take home GH₵ 5,000 while Tier 2 will pocket GH₵ 4,000.
Tier 1 semi-finalist will bag GH₵ 10,000 with Tier 2 semi-finalists taken home GH₵ 5,000.
Winners of Tier 1 will be richer by GH₵ 100,000.00 with an additional GH₵ 100,000.00 expected directly to the players. The runner-up in that same Tier will take home GH₵ 50,000.00 with an additional GH₵ 50,000.00 paid directly to the players of the clubs.
Tier 2 winners will also take home GH₵ 75,000.00 with an additional GH₵ 75,000.00 payable to the players directly.
The runner-up in Tier 2 will also pocket GH₵ 40,000.00 with an additional GH₵ 40,000.00 paid directly to the players.
According to the president of the normalization committee; Dr. Kofi Amoah, an amount of eight hundred thousand dollars has been received from the government of Ghana to take care of the competition.
The competition will start on January 26 through to April 2019 with clubs expected to play a minimum of eight matches.