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24.05.2020 Football News

Coronavirus: Ghana FA Wants 2019/20 Football Season Completed Behind Closed Doors - Reports

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Coronavirus: Ghana FA Wants 2019/20 Football Season Completed Behind Closed Doors - Reports
LISTEN MAY 24, 2020

Ghana Football Association (GFA) has sent a proposal to the presidential commission on COVID-19 on continuing with the 2019/20 football season behind closed doors.

Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, th government of Ghana has issued a directive to ban all social gatherings.

The Ghana FA has been engaging its stakeholders in a virtual meeting to decide on the future of the season.

According to sources, clubs will be given at least six weeks to prepare after a ban on public gatherings is lifted.

Sources say the FA needs the government in order to carry out this proposal of playing the matches behind close doors.

The GFA will also emulate some modules from the Bundesliga such as testing players and officials before the league restart.

The 2019/20 football season has been suspended since March 15 this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ghana FA has announced it will decide on the future of the season on June 30 after consulting government and health authorities.

Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku in an interview says clubs will be affected if the season is cancelled.

Thus the FA is holding talks with government to continue with the season behind closed doors.

However, the Ghana FA is expected to make a final pronouncement on June 30 on the future of football.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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