The 2021/22 Ghana Premier League will kick off on the weekend of Friday, October 29 to Monday, November 1, 2021 across all the nine Premier League centres. This follows approval of the plan for the 2021-22 football season by the Executive Council.
The process towards the kick-off of the new season begins with the Opening of Registration window of players and officials on Monday, August 9, 2021 which will close on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
Champions Accra Hearts of Oak SC will defend the title as the competition welcomes three new promoted sides, Real Tamale United FC, Bibiani Gold Stars SC and Accra Lions FC to the top flight.
The Premier League will run until Sunday, June 19, 2022, as the Association takes steps to re-align its football calendar after the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
The Women’s Premier League will end on Sunday, May 29, 2022 followed by the Women’s FA Cup final on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
The Division One League season will end on Sunday June 12, 2022.
As usual the MTN FA Cup final will close the season on Sunday, June 25, 2022.
As stipulated by the GFA Statutes, the Association will go to its Annual Congress before the kick-off of the competitions.
|2021/22 FOOTBALL SEASON DATES
(GPL, MTN FA Cup, DOL, WPL & WFA Cup)
|Monday, August 9, 2021||Opening of Player Registration Window|
|Monday, August 23, 2021||Club Licensing Board start Inspection|
|Thursday, September 2, 2021||Deadline for submission for Match & Alternative Venue Reports|
|Friday, September 10, 2021||Deadline for submission of other club Licensing Documents|
|Monday, September 20, 2021||Completion of final Inspection of venues and Secretariats|
|Thursday, September 30, 2021||Publication of Club Licensing Decisions|
|Saturday, October 9, 2021||Closure of Player Registration Window|
|Wednesday, October 13, 2021||Publication of Club Licensing Appeals decisions|
|October 14-18, 2021||Referees Fitness test – Northern Region|
|Tuesday, October 19, 2021||Deadline for Modification of queried players
(End of all Registrations Issues)
|Wednesday, October 20, 2021||Venue Media Officers Training|
|October 21-25, 2021||Referee Fitness test – Southern sector|
|Thursday, October 21, 2021||Club Media Officers Training|
|Thursday, October 21, 2021||Deadline for Submission of Team squad List, strips etc.|
|Thursday, October 21, 2021||Launch of the season|
|Sunday, October 24, 2021||Champion of Champions – Premier League clubs|
|Tuesday, October 26, 2021||Referee Technical, Integrity and CMS Course|
|Wednesday, October 27, 2021||Match Commissioner Technical, Integrity and CMS Course|
|Friday, October 29, 2021||Ghana Premier League – Kick off|
|Friday, November 12, 2021||Division One League – Kick off|
|Tuesday, November 30, 2021||MTN FA Cup – Preliminary Round kick off|
|Friday, December 3, 2021||Champion of Champions – Women’s Premier League clubs|
|Friday, December 10, 2021||Women’s Premier League – Kick off|
|Friday, February 4, 2022||Women’s FA Cup – Kick off|