The Ghana Football Association in an attempt to cure Ghana’s long standing penalty menace at various tournaments has resolved to introduce penalty shootouts to decide matches that will end in draw in the upcoming Juvenile League.
This was made known by President Kurt E.S Okraku on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 during the launch of the 2021 Juvenile football season at the headquarters in Accra.
According to Mr. Simeon-Okraku the format will help young footballers perfect their skills in the area of penalty shootouts.
“For so many years, Ghana has suffered a lot from our inability to score at the penalty spot when games end in stalemates.
“The Black Stars we remember Senegal 92 [which is] just one of the key examples,” President Simeon-Okraku said.
“So beginning this season, all juvenile games that end in stalemates will be decided via penalty shootouts. So what that means is that when the game ends in 0-0, 1-1 or 3-3 we’ll resort to the penalty shootout to decide the winner.
“The winner gets 2 points while the losing team gets one,” he added.
The 2021 Juvenile League will commence on the weekend of May 7/8/9, 2021.