COVID-19: GFA in consultation with gov’t over future of football.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is presently consulting health authorities over the future of football in the country.
Football in the country has been suspended since March 16, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country. At the time of the suspension, clubs had played 15 matches of the Premier League season.
At a recent virtual meeting among clubs across the Premier League and Division One League clubs, some clubs stated their preference for the leagues to be truncated.
However, the Ghana FA says it is open to all options available for resolving the situation.
Communications Director of the Ghana FA, said while the Association places a lot of value on views of its members, any decision would be informed by the recommendations of health authorities.
“The President was blunt [at the meeting] when the clubs started asking. Some of the clubs feel the season should be canceled. There have been a number of opinions that have come from medical experts, and the decision to suspend the games was not made in a vacuum.
“Currently we are in limbo because, for three years running, we have not had a full season in the Ghana Premier League. So taking a decision to truncate it is something that needs a lot of deliberation. The President has told the clubs, they are in the consultation process and will come out with a decision when the government gives the go-ahead for the league to resume,” Asante Twum stated.