The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that two of the country’s domestic football competitions will restart come October 30, following a decision to “to allow the resumption of training in all contact sports.”
During his 17 address on measures taken in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday, the President disclosed that while training for all contact sports is allowed, only two competitions can hold – the Ghana Premier League (GPL) and Division One Leagues (DOL) will resume for the time being.
“After due consultations with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), it has been decided that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One League will restart on Friday, 30th October with the full regime of testing of players, technical and management staff.
“No spectators will be allowed at the training centres,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
He also indicated that fans will be allowed at stadiums but only at a quarter of the capacity of the various match centres.
“When actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to 25% capacity to ensure social distancing. Wearing of masks by spectators at stadia will be mandatory,” stated the President.
Football and all contact sports have been on hold in Ghana due to COVID-19 outbreak since mid-March. This forced the GFA to cancel the 2019/20 football season which was almost at the halfway stage.