Ghana government through the ministry of youth, sports and culture has directed that all sporting activities should happen without fans, supporters and spectators at the venues.
These directives come just a day to the start of 2020-2021 Ghana premier league and subsequently other lower-tier leagues after 8 months of no league.
According to the release, The government has decided to go inline with Confederation of African Football (CAF) directives on spectators that read
a. All the matches must be played without spectators.
b. However, should a host association’s government approve that matches can be played with spectators, the host federation must obtain prior approval from CAF. The number of spectators shall not exceed 50% of the stadium capacity.
These measures are effective and are valid only during the current context of a global health crisis due to the COVID-19.
Though the president upon lifting the ban on all contacted sports indicated that all venues should take 25% of the capacity
However, the coronavirus cases in Ghana have sharply risen in the country thus the need for this directive from the government.
Read the statement below: