Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the return of professional football as part of easing of restrictions following a decrease in the number of coronavirus cases.
President Nana said In a television address that the West African country’s land and sea borders remain closed, and its beaches, bars, cinemas, and night clubs will also stay shut, for the time being.
“Now more than ever, we must be even more disciplined in our adherence to the personal hygiene, mask wearing and social distancing measures that have become part of our daily routines,” he warned.
The easing of restrictions means training in relation to sports can resume, while Premier League and Division One football will resume on October 30, he said.
He also added, Players and support staff will be regularly tested.
“No spectators will be allowed at the training centres, and, when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five percent capacity to ensure social distancing,” the president stated.
But the wearing of masks will remain mandatory until December 14.