This year’s StarTimes GFA Inter Club Gala competition has been officially launched at the GFA Secretariat in Accra.
The competition which will be played by 16 Clubs has been is slated for February 3& 4 at the Ndoum Sports stadium in Elmina.
The Clubs were include Premier and Division One Leagues who accepted the GFA’s invitation to compete in the invitational tournament.
At the launch which was held on Wednesday, a draw for the first round knockout games was held with Asante Kotoko set to take on Elmina Sharks whose playing grounds will be used for competition.
Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics will also take their capital city rivalry all the way to the Central region when they lock horns in the first round of the competition.
Each game will be played 40 minutes, 20 minutes each half and if a winner does not emerge after regulation time, the game will go straight into penalties.
The final game will have a regulation time of 60 minutes- 30 minutes each half and will head into penalties if a winner does not emerge after the regulation time.
Each of the participating club is expected to receive $2500 as appearance fees with the winner getting up to $3500 more, making it $6000.
The Gala competition was last played in the year 2005 with Asante Kotoko emerging as winners
Below are the first round pairings:
Techiman 11 Wonders vs New Edubiase
Ebusua Dwarfs vs Inter. Allies
Asante Kotoko vs Elmina Sharks
Medeama vs Berekum Chelsea
Vision FC vs Wa All Stars
Accra Hearts of Oak vs Accra Great Olympics
Bechem United vs Nea Salamina
FC Samartex vs Dreams FC