The leader of the Risk Communication for COVID-19 National Response Team, Dr Aboagye Dacosta has called on Premier League and Division One clubs to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols put in place by government on the resume of football amid the pandemic.
Dr Aboagye Dacosta made this comment in relation to recent preparatory matches held between some Premier League teams and lower-tier sides ahead of the start of the 2020/21football season which he says was against the directives from the government on the easing of restrictions.
“It’s only the Premier League teams and Division One teams that have been allowed to resume training as directed by the President”, he told Happy FM.
He also revealed that there are plans to test players, technical team for the COVID-19 before the league starts next month.
“There are plans to test all the players before the Ghana Premier League begins. The team is planning on how the various teams will be tested at their various locations. Government will take care of the cost for the testing of the players”
He advised the clubs to adhere to the directives from government to ensure the COVID doesn’t spread.
He added that: “I will advise the clubs to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols from government on measures put in place for the resumption of football”