1 st December, 2011

The player registration for clubs in Ghana's second-tier league has delayed due to financial difficulties for clubs over medical tests for players.

Some of the clubs have been unable to complete the medical requirements as stipulated by FIFA.

The cost involved has been identified as a major obstacle and the process has been regarded laborious.

This has affected the start of the 2011/2012 Division One League season.

"The price is exorbitant and how to do it is also a problem. Where to do it is also a big problem,'' Division One League Board vice-president Nana Ntiri Denkyi said.

Over the last three years four players have died during matches in the country which has prompted calls for thorough medical checks of players before the start of the season.

Meanwhile the three clubs from the Northern Region, Real Tamale United, Guan United and Tamale Utrecht FC have all finalised medical checks on their players and have since submitted their registration documents to the GFA.