The Lebanese Football Association has introduced new rule in order to strengthen youth Lebanese football. It will come into force in week 1 of the 2019-2020 season which will start on September 20.
The new rule provides that First and Second division clubs must involve a number of under 22 players in the League and in the Lebanese FA cup with a minimum of a 1000 minutes for one player and a minimum of 1500 minutes for two players and a minimum of 2000 minutes for 3 players.
Each club that does not meet the required number of minutes at the end of the season will be deducted 3 points of its total points in the league.
As a result of this new rule, Moussa Tawil, the best Lebanese player during the 2019 U-23 AFC Qualifiers, stayed in Ansar and didn’t move to Safa.
Many clubs are now looking to sign good young players.