Pres. Akufo – Addo Clears Ghana Premier League To Resume By Oct. 30 2020

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The President, on Sunday 20th September, 2020 announced that the Ghana Premier League and other domestic competitions are due to resume on October 30th. The start date was previously announced by the GFA in July after they cancelled the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Towards the progressive easing of restrictions, Government has taken the decision to allow the resumption of training in all contact sports, taking into consideration the imminent participation of our national teams in international competitions. Indeed, some national teams have already been given the dispensation to begin training, ahead of their international engagements. All sports people, who are camped, are to be tested regularly.”

“With respect to football, after due consultations with the Ghana Football Association, it has been decided that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One Football League will restart on Friday, 30th October, with a full regime of testing of the players, technical and management staff.”

 “No spectators will be allowed at the training centres, and, when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five percent (25%) capacity to ensure social distancing. Wearing of masks by spectators at stadia will be mandatory. The restart of all other sporting competitions will be determined on a case-by-case basis, pending consultations between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the respective sport associations.”

Contact sports activities were banned by the president in March as one of the several measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Source: Myjoyonline