Ghana moves to change disappointing penalty shoot-out narrative at major international competitions

The Ghana FA believes the new method will improve players’ ability to find the back of the net from 12 yardsGhana has introduced penalty shoot-outs after drawn games in its national youth leagues as part of moves to improve players’ ability and change their poor penalty outcomes at international tournaments in recent times.In the new format, all matches of the National Juvenile League which end in draws will be decided by a shoot-out. The winners will be rewarded with two points while the losing side will get one.The announcement was made during the launch of the 2020-21 juvenile league season on Wednesday.Ghana has introduced penalty shoot-outs after drawn games in its national youth leagues as part of moves to improve players’ ability and change their poor penalty outcomes at international tournaments in recent times.In the new format, all matches of the National Juvenile League which end in draws will be decided by a shoot-out. The winners will be rewarded with two points while the losing side will get one.The announcement was made during the launch of the 2020-21 juvenile league season on Wednesday.

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