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20.04.2020 Football News

GFA Offices To Remain Closed Despite Lifting of Partial Lockdown

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
GFA Offices To Remain Closed Despite Lifting of Partial Lockdown
LISTEN APR 20, 2020

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has indicated that their offices remain closed despite the lifting of the partial lockdown in parts of the country by the government.

The Ghana FA in a statement last month disclosed that it is closing all of its offices until further notice as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID) disease.

The decision was taken after the government announced a ban on public gatherings including sporting activities.

Though the government has decided to lift its restrictions on movement, the GFA says they are not yet opening their offices.

A statement on Monday, April 20, 2020, said: "The public is hereby informed that the offices of the Ghana Football Association remain closed despite government's decision to lift the partial lockdown in the Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Kasoa environs”.

The body is, therefore, urging all of its members including clubs, RFAs and other stakeholders to use its online platform systems to conduct businesses and communicate.

Full communique from the GFA below:
The public is hereby informed that the offices of the Ghana Football Association remain closed despite the government's decision to lift the partial lockdown in the Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Kasoa environs.

This is because the government's directive on public gathering of 25 or more persons is still in force.

Members of the GFA, including clubs, Regional Football Associations, and all stakeholders are being reminded to continue with the use of the online systems of the GFA (email, Registration System - FIFA Connect, etc) to communicate with the Secretariat.

Football clubs are advised to strictly comply with the ban on gathering and sporting activities and are therefore reminded that group training is still not allowed until the ban on social gathering is lifted by the state.

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