16.04.2020 Football News

Dr Prince Pamboe Advises Ghana FA On Coronavirus

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Dr Prince Pamboe Advises Ghana FA On Coronavirus
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CAF and GFA Medical officer, Dr Prince Pamboe has urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to consider calling off the 2019/20 Premier League season and make sure players get tested before the resumption of football.

The 2019/20 Ghana Premier League has been suspended indefinitely after 15 matches played following the outbreak of the virus.

Prince Pamboe believes certain critical measures will have to be taken to certify that fans that attend games are also free of the virus reiterating that the season should be cancelled to allow proper safety measures to be put in place before football can return.

"There are so many things we need to do before we can ensure our football will continue, football has to do with mass movement of a lot of people including fans, players and all other people who are connected to the game. These are the key ways by which the virus spread," he told Accra based Angel FM.

"So in a month or two even when the virus has gone down, what health authorities are still going to advise is that we do not have too many gatherings and travel unnecessarily because imagine there is a big match at the Accra Sports Stadium and one supporter harbouring some Covid-19 within him shows up at the Stadium and this person infects many people, then we will have another pandemic again."

"He added: Even when things die down a lot of measures will have to be put in place as in giving the players a lot of psychological support, they will need enough time to do preseason and will need to be medically re-examined because if you are bringing people together you have to do mass testing for everybody including technical staff, supporters among others."

"When you look at all these things which I know the GFA does not have the capacity to be doing..."

Ghana's Covid-19 case count stand at 641 with 83 persons fully recovered.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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