Last updated : Monday, 20 November 2023
The Star Amateur Football League is an amateur football league in Ghana. It was founded in 1950 and is currently the oldest and most successful amateur football league in the country.
The league is divided into two divisions, the Premier Division and the Division One. The Premier Division is the top division and consists of the 16 best teams in the league. The Division One is the second division and consists of the next 16 best teams in the league.
The league season runs from September to May. Each team plays each other team in their division once, home and away. The top two teams in the Premier Division at the end of the season are promoted to the Ghana Premier League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the Division One.
The winner of the Star Amateur Football League Cup is the overall champion of the league. The cup competition is played in a knockout format and starts in January.
The Star Amateur Football League was founded in 1950 by a group of Ghanaian football enthusiasts. The league was originally called the Accra Amateur Football League, but it was renamed the Star Amateur Football League in 1960.
The league has been very successful over the years and has produced many talented players who have gone on to play in the Ghana Premier League and the national team.
Some of the most famous players to have come through the Star Amateur Football League include Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah, and Michael Essien.
The current season of the Star Amateur Football League is the 2023 season. The Premier Division is currently led by Hearts of Oak, while the Division One is currently led by Asante Kotoko.
The season is scheduled to end in May 2024.