Local football in Ghana has been suspended since March due to the novel Coronavirus and while the government’s measures to tackle the global pandemic have been eased over the last two months, all contact sports are still prohibited.
Sports and youth minister, Isaac Asiamah, has indicated that the government is considering the return of fans back into football grounds once the Ghanaian Premier League starts, but believes that the safety of spectators is the priority.
“Just recently, the President (Nana Akufo-Addo) spoke about the measures we are putting in place to control the Coronavirus,” he said, as per FootballGhana.
“I plead with you, God willing, the protocols we are working on will ensure that the President would speak again and football shall bounce back.
“Paramount in the protocols will be the safety of supporters, supporters are very important to the government. Supporters make the game beautiful so they have to be protected.
“It won’t be long, football will bounce back looking at the measures we will put in place. However, everyone who loves the game must be protected, that is very vital,” the Politian added.
The Ghana Football Association is hopeful that the powers that be, allow the 2020/2021 season to start in October, with the lifting of the current football ban.