Ghana football will make a swift return in the next month following the lifting of the ban on contact sport by President Akufo-Addo after seven months of suspension.
This was made known by President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his address no. 17 on measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus where he announced, after weeks of consultation with the health service and other relevant stakeholders, it is safe for the nation’s most loved sport to begin.
Ghana government as part of the strategic ways to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in the sports industry lifted the restrictions on non-contact sports not long ago while allowing the Black Starlets, Satellites, and the Maidens to resume training ahead of their respective CAF and FIFA assignments.
Despite the gradual ease of restrictions on sports, there has been public outcry by some club administrators who believe, the resumption of football in Ghana is long overdue considering, most leagues across the globe have resumed.
Speaking during his COVID-19 update number 17 on Sunday, September 20, President Nana Addo announced that the resumption of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League and the Division One League will restart on Friday 30th October, 2020.
The government placed an embargo on all football-related activities in March 2020 following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana. This decision led to the cancellation of the 2019/2020 football season and as such, all records associated with it were expunged.
By: Steven Zando