Kuwait Football Association (KFA) has decided to raise the number of premier league teams up to 10, while five clubs will play in the First League as of next season.
During a meeting chaired by KFA Chairman Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yusuf Al-Sabah, KFA also decided to allow the clubs to register five professionals and three non-Kuwaiti players; six of whom will be on the field, while two will remain on the bench, KFA said in a press statement.
The meeting, further, approved bonuses for the top three in the Premier League by KWD 110,000 (USD 365,000) for the first place and KWD 80,000 (USD 265,000) for the second place, while the winner of the third place gets KWD 60,000 (USD 200,000), the statement said.
Meanwhile, the first place in the First league will get KWD 40,000 (USD 133,000) and the second place will win KWD 30,000 (USD 100,000), the statement added.
The teams which have the ninth and tenth places of the Premier League will relegate to the First League, as the the winners of the first and second positions of the First League will qualify to the Premier League, the statement noted.
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