President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that only a limited number of spectators will be allowed to attend games when the Ghana Premier League and the Division One League restarts in late October.
Football in the West African country was banned in March alongside all public gatherings by the government as part of strict measures to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease.
After 6 months, President Nana Addo has today finally lifted the restrictions on football while announcing that the Premier League and the Division One League will start on October 30.
According to him, no spectator will be allowed to attend training sessions of teams but stadia will accommodate fans up to 25% capacity when the season officially commences.
“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”, President Nana Addo said during his address to the nation on Covid-19 on Sunday night.
The President added, “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 sports associations.
Football clubs will in the coming week arrange for players and technical team members to test for the Covid-19 disease. Once that is cleared out of the way, they can return to training to prepare for the new football season.