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SPORTS: "Ghana Premier League, Division One Football Will Restart On 30th October" - Akufo-Addo


President Akufo-Addo has announced that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One Football League will restart on Friday, 30th October, with a full regime of testing of the players, technical and management staff.


According to him, the decision comes after due consultations with the Ghana Football Association.


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In his 17th address to the nation on measures put in place against the spread of covid-19, President Akufo-Addo said "Fellow Ghanaians, with respect to football, after due consultations with the Ghana Football Association, it has been decided that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One Football League will restart on Friday, 30th October, with a full regime of testing of the players, technical and management staff""


He added no spectator(s) will be allowed at the training centres, adding when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five percent (25%) capacity to ensure social distancing.


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"Towards the progressive easing of restrictions, Government has taken the decision to allow the resumption of training in all contact sports, taking into consideration the imminent participation of the national teams in international competitions. Indeed, some national teams have already been given the dispensation to begin training, ahead of their international engagements. All sports people, who are camped, are to be tested regularly"

The President emphasised wearing of masks by spectators at stadia will be mandatory.


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He said "The restart of all other sporting competitions will be determined on a case-by-case basis, pending consultations between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the respective sport associations"


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith