Football Is Back As Akufo-Addo Lifts Ban On Contact Sports

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has lifted the ban on all contact sports in the country.

The ban takes effect from October 30.

With the lifting of the ban, the Ghana Premier League and Division One League have been cleared to start but with some restrictions.

Speaking in update Number 17 on measures taken against the spread of Coronavirus, President revealed that Stadia will take only take 25 percent of its capacity.

He added that the wearing of face masks will be mandatory at all stadia.

“With respect to football, after due consultations with the Ghana Football Association, it has been decided that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One Football League will restart on Friday, 30th October, with a full regime of testing of the players, technical and management staff.

“No spectators will be allowed at the training centres, and, when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five percent (25%) capacity to ensure social distancing. Wearing of masks by spectators at stadia will be mandatory. The restart of all other sporting competitions will be determined on a case-by-case basis, pending consultations between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the respective sport associations”.

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