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12.04.2020 Football News

Coronavirus: Legon Cities FC Denies Flouting Directives By President

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Coronavirus: Legon Cities FC Denies Flouting Directives By President
LISTEN APR 12, 2020

Ghana Premier League outfit, Legon Cities have denied flouting the rules to fight coronavirus.

Reports emerged that the club have failed to break their players from camp despite directives to ban all social gathering.

But a statement by the club says they are abiding by the rules of the president insisting they have released all their players following the suspension of the Ghana Premier League by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

"This is to debunk stories being reported by a section of the public and news outlets that Legon Cities FC has flouted the laws of the land and that of the Football Association and the President, His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo," Cities said in a statement after being faced with accusations of disrespecting national orders.

"We are a law-abiding club and would not engage in such an act. What we have done as a club is to keep the players in camp away from all the challenges associated with the virus. This is to help monitor the players devoid of any acts that would put them in harm’s way.

"We are very much aware of the directives by the Football Association. We are strictly observing the Covid-19 protocols. We are camping in a zone where security is prevalent and if we had broken any rules, we would have been dealt with by security in the region.

"We wish to reiterate that we are not doing anything untoward but at huge expense to the club, have decided to keep the players together as part of our safety measures against the Covid-19. Please treat any such story of the club flouting the Covid-19 rules with the contempt it deserves."

It is unclear when the Premier League will resume as Ghana's coronavirus case numbers continue to rise.

Ghana has so far registered 408 cases involving eight deaths.

Globally, the disease has infected over 1,795,747 persons and claimed over 110,005 lives.

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