The President through the executive instrument announced yesterday that, a ban on all contact sports has been lifted giving way for the Ghana league competitions to start next month with the condition that all players should be tested of COVID-19. The President, also indicated that25% of spectators should be allowed into the various stadia, with the mandatory wearing of face masks during match days.
It’s been reported that what has kept football under a ban for this while is because the government were earlier reluctant to cater for the cost of testing of players, which was proposed by the Ghana football association some month back, but a day after the lifting of the ban, the government, through Presidential advisor on health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has disclosed that the president has pledged to finally consume the testing cost for all clubs
”The government of Ghana will absorb the cost of the COVID-19 for all the clubs just as it was done for the national teams that begun camping.” Nsiah Asare told Kumasi Fm
”They are many and the cost is huge but the government is committed to fighting this pandemic.
”They will be tested right after they begin camping and another will be done when the league commences and in the middle of the league. Ours cannot be done regularly as it’s been done elsewhere.”
Contact sports including football have been placed under the ban for the last six month because of coronavirus pandemic.