30.08.2020 Football News

Covid-19: Football Remain Suspended - President Akufo Addo

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
President Akufo Addo
LISTEN AUG 30, 2020
President Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has said football and contact sports remain suspended despite the recession of Covid-19 cases in the country.

President Akuffo-Addo made this known in his 16th address of the nation on the measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

“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 said.

“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 added.

Domestic football came to a halt in mid-March but was subsequently cancelled by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association [GFA] on June 30 after their proposal to play the remaining fixtures behind closed doors was rejected.

Meanwhile, the FA has scheduled October for the start of the 2020/21 football season.

It will be played in two zones, i.e, Nothern and Southern zone.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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