As the bells for promotion sound this weekend for twelve division one sides, the heat is rather turned on some premiership clubs battling with relegation.
The media spotlight would this weekend be cast on the Division One Zonal Middle League when the journey of knowing the new boys of the premiership begins.
Having qualified in style from their various zones, twelve of Ghana's division one league clubs would be aiming to continue their impressive progress to the elite ranks when they kick start an eighteen-game series lined up for three Zones.
From the tall list of twelve are six clubs who were former members of the elite division and are seeking for one of the three slots to the premier league.
B.A United, Okwawu United, Eleven Wise, Great Mariners, Wa All Stars and Mine Stars are looking for a return to the elite division of Ghana football after qualifying to participate in this year’s National Middle League.
Two of the six have been rechristened since their drop seasons back – Upper West Heroes have had their name changed to Wa All Stars while GHAPOHA FC are now Great Mariners.
The six, together with the other qualified clubs – Lepo Stars, Catholic Stars, Kessben F.C, Samartex, Mighty Jets and Nania F.C will be contesting for the three slots allocated to Division One clubs after the end of the Premiership season.
There’s been a change in the qualifying campaign for the twelve teams. All the qualified teams have been grouped into three zones.
Four teams are be holed up in each zone with every club playing against all the sides in the group.
Winners of the three zones would qualify for the premiership next season after three rounds of matches.
Match action begins on Sunday and in Zone I, Lepo Stars take on Wa All Stars in Accra while the Swedru park host the game between B.A. United and Catholic Stars.
Zone II pairs Eleven Wise with Mine Stars at the Nkawkaw park as Samartex host Kessben F.C in Koforidua.
In Zone III, Mighty Jets take on Nania F.C at the Gyandu park while the Robert Mensah stadium would see Okwawu United slug it out with Great Mariners.
Three clubs down the log on the premiership table at the end of the season would be relegated to pave way for three new entrants.