The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has issued a strong warning to Clubs and players who flout the Association’s registration policy on double registration, and has threatened five years ban sanction to defaulting clubs and players.
In strong worded publication on Friday, the GFA hinted on clubs and players flouting its registration policy, suggesting abusive usage of the system for double registration. The unhappy FA has cautioned clubs and players ” to desist from any action that will disturb the integrity of the database and mare the efforts and investment of the Association in building the database over the years”.
In its publication, the GFA stated that it has taken pains to invest “resources into building a solid database system for all players, coaches and officials of clubs through the use of the FIFA Connect Registration System”, and is of much concern about data integrity and compliance with all the requirements of the FIFA data systems.
“With immediate effect, a five (5) year sanction awaits Clubs and players who flout the Ghana Football Association’s registration policy on double registration”, the GFA said in a publication on Friday.
“Data integrity is very key to the Association and hence the investment into the use of data in all the activities of the Association. It must be noted that apart from compliance with all the requirements of the FIFA data systems, the Ghana Football Association is also registered with the Data Protection Commission of Ghana”, the FA added.
The FA, having taken all the clubs through training and provided them with the needed assistance on issues relating to registration, and thus will not tolerate double registration. The Association has now thrown a strong word of caution to its stakeholders to desist from any wrong doing regarding registrations or face a 5-year ban.
“The GFA by this publication is sending words of caution to clubs and players and all stakeholders to desist from any action that will disturb the integrity of the database and mare the efforts and investment of the Association in building the database over the years.
All stakeholders including the clubs, players and officials are again reminded that, double registration is an affront on the GFA Regulation and a violation of the regulations that shall not be tolerated by the Association.”
The GFA has however assured of its readiness to continue to offer training and education to all stakeholders on its systems including but not limited to the FIFA Connect System, Transfer Matching Systems (TMS), Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS), Competition Management Systems (CMS), the GFA APP, etc.