After a 13-year hiatus, the Ghana Football Association Gala has rolled back into life this year and is set to commence this February following the launch.
The 2018 Ghana FA Gala has officially been launched at an event at the GFA Secretariat in Accra Wednesday.
The last time the competition took place was in 2005 with Asante Kotoko claiming the bragging rights after emerging champions.
This year’s event will be held over two days at the Ndoum Sports Complex in Elmina from 3rd to 4th February 2018 and will usher in the new football season.
Organisers have confirmed that 16 clubs – 11 premier league and five Division One – will compete for the glittering trophy.
Also, teams will $2,500 and a further $500 for qualification to the next round, $1000 for the runner-up, and $2000 for the winner.
Games will travel for 20 minutes per half in the 1st and 2nd rounds and 30 minutes for the final.
Below is the preliminary pairings
Wonders vs New Edubiase
Ebusua Dwarfs vs Inter Allies
Asante Kotoko vs Elmina Sharks
Medeama vs Berekum Chelsea
Vision FC vs Wa All Stars
Hearts of Oak vs Great Olympics
Bechem United vs Nea Salamina
Samartex vs Dreams
Groupe Nduom, owners of the Sports Complex, venue of the 2018 gala, will also provide accommodation for members of the organizing committee of the competition.