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23.09.2020 Football News

Government To Absorb Cost Of Testing Players Ahead Of New Football Season - GFA Confirms

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
President Akufo Addo and GFA President Kurt Okraku
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President Akufo Addo and GFA President Kurt Okraku

The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Henry Asante Twum has said that the government of Ghana will cover the cost testing players for Coronavirus ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana football season.

The Ghana Premier League and the Division One League is set to start on October 30.

This emerges after President Akufo Addo lifted the ban on football activities in the country after six months of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to Asempa FM, Mr Asante Twum said his outfit has entered into a collaboration with government with regards to the tests and the tests will be conducted two weeks before the start of the new season.

According to him, all registered players and technical and management team members will be tested for Covid-19.

He said regular disinfection will take place at match venues when the league starts.

He expatiated that when a team is done with a home game, by the time they return to play their next home game the placed would have been disinfected.

The 2019/20 football season abruptly came to an end following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.

The entire season was truncated by the Executive Council on June 30.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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