A presidential advisor on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has hinted that Government will absorb the costs of Covid-19 tests for Clubs as the 2020/21 football season in Ghana starts next month.
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 start 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.
”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,” the President said.
”There’s no team that can tell you that it has started preparation. We need a minimum of four to six weeks for the clubs, they need to purchase new players and start preseason training which cannot be done in three weeks.