The Ghana Premier League (GPL) 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) on 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.
An FA statement indicated that Ghana will now follow in the footsteps of the other Leagues 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.