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Official: WAFA withdraws from Ghana’s Division One League

The Ghana Football Association has confirmed the decision via an official communique

The West African Football Academy Sporting Club (WAFA SC) has officially announced its decision to withdraw their participation from the Access Bank Division One League.

This was confirmed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after the club sent a written notification to the association of their decision.

WAFA, Getsportsgh.com, understands want to focus on a new direction the club sought to embarked on.

The GFA, in a statement announced that “WAFA SC has officially sent a written notification to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to inform the Association of the decision of the club to withdraw from the Access Bank Division One League.

The club, among other reasons, explained the current change of policy direction to fully focus on developing young football talents through the academy system in the Volta Region of Ghana,” portion of the statement reads.

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According to the statement, the GFA’s Executive Council will exercise its powers under Article 78 of the GFA Statutes to identify a suitable replacement team for WAFA in the Division One League, Zone 2.

“The Executive Council of GFA in the coming days will exercise its power under Article 78 of the GFA Statutes to find a replacement for WAFA in the Access Bank Division One League, Zone 2 in light of the established precedents,” it added.

The statement concluded and urged all stakeholders and clubs in the Division One League Zone 2 to take note of the withdrawal of WAFA SC.

WAFA formally known as Feyenoord Football Academy, established by the Dutch football club, was officially commissioned on October 23, 1999, in Gomoa Feteh in the Central Region.

However, a Ghanaian company called Wienco in 2009 took over the Academy and renamed it West African Football Academy.

It objective was to serve as a feeder club to nature talented footballers for Feyenoord Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

WAFA with its track record of producing talented footballers can boost of the upbringing of late Christian Atsu, Majeed Ashimeru, Harrison Afful, Samuel Tetteh, Augustine Boakye and to mention a few.

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