Football re-opening approved in Ghana


As the Coronavirus cases reduce, Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the return of professional football.

In a televised nationwide broadcast on SUnday, Akufo-Addo said Premier league and Division One Football in the country will resume on the 30th of October.

He however noted that players and staff will be regularly tested as training in contact sports resumes while wearing of face masks will be made compulsory till December 14th.

In addition to the resumption of the sport, spectators will also be allowed into stadiums but will be limited to just 30 per cent of the arena’s capacity.

The President, however, noted that despite the lockdown ease on football, other sports ministries would have to discuss individually with the federations concerning their own reopening.

Despite a further easing of restrictions in the country, Ghana’s land and sea borders still remain closed, just as beaches, bars, cinemas, and night clubs are also yet to reopen.

Ghana has so far confirmed over 46,000 coronavirus infections with 297 death cases.

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