Football resumption still on hold as President Nana Akuffo Addo very wary of contact sports

While football lovers are bitting their fingers wondering when Ghana football will resume again. The Ghana government have decided to put the resumption of football on hold as all contact sports emerge as part of its measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Following the President of the land, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo’s address, which is the 16th to the nation, on Sunday, 30 August, 2020 concerning Government’s measures taken against the spread of Covid-19. 

He stated that all contact sports including football, remain suspended until further notice. The President added that, his administration innate of the impending participation of the national teams in international competitions, and will, in the next couple of weeks, take a stock on the return of the much expected football in the country. 

“In the next couple of weeks, a decision will also be taken on the resumption of contact sports, including football, taking into consideration the imminent participation of our national teams in international competitions”, the President stated.

He was emphatic about him being a known lover of football and believe that the game returns sooner rather than later for all stakeholders.

“As a known lover of football, I know how devastating its absence has been and it is my hope that very soon we will all have the pleasure of playing and watching the beautiful game again. Until then, non contact sports are the only sporting events permitted to take place”, he concluded. 

Ghana Football Association (GFA) has also scheduled for its Ordinary ahead of the upcoming 2020/2021 football campaign where it is likely to finalize on a provisional date for the resumption of the new football season.

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