Hearts Of Oak, Asante Kotoko And Medeama Get Licence For CAF Competitions

The Club Licensing Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has approved the Licence application of three Premier League clubs to participate in the upcoming 2021/22 CAF Inter-club competitions.

League champions, Accra Hearts of Oak, MTN FA Cup holders, Asante Kotoko, and Medeama SC have all been granted licences, with conditions.

The Club Licensing Department opened a general application last month for clubs willing to participate in next season’s CAF Inter-Club competitions to apply for licence in line with the new CAF directives and timetable.

In all, six clubs, including Legon Cities, Aduana FC and Great Olympics applied for licences.

However, the Department considered Legon Cities’ request to withdraw from the process after their elimination from the MTN FA Cup. Two other clubs who were also eliminated in the round of 16, Aduana FC and Great Olympics, failed to meet the timeline and had their applications rejected.

Hearts, Kotoko and Medeama have since received their official Award Letter with the necessary recommendations.

As a result, Accra Sports Stadium and the Madina AstroTurf have been conditionally approved for  Hearts as their home venue and training facility respectively.

Medeama and Kotoko have both been given conditional approval to also use the Cape Coast Stadium as their home venue as part of the licensing process.

In addition, Medeama SC's Akoon Park has been approved as the training facility for the CAF Licensing Process, with the Adjako Jachie training facility being approved to be used by Kotoko for the Licensing Process.