Ghana’s Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah is doubtful about the return of football in the country should government ease restrictions on contact sports.
Football activities in Ghana are all under suspension, after government lifted restrictions on only non-contact sports amid the covid-19 pandemic.
Many football fanatics, have called for matches to be played behind closed doors should the suspension be lifted by government, but the sector minister believes that such decision will be challenging.
Asiamah, says per estimation, it will cost the National Sports Authority close to GHS 60,000 per match to hold games behind closed doors.
“How do we disinfect all the stadia, the hotels because the players sleep there?
“How do we test all these players? In our environment, is it possible to play football without our supporters?
“The figure that came out from the NSA was about GHS 60,000 per match. That’s a major challenge,” he said.
The Ghana FA is yet to communicate what will happen to the current football season, which is currently under suspension due to the deadly pandemic.