Covid-19: Non-contact sports return, football remains suspended as government eases restrictions


Non-contact sports such as golf, tennis, athletics, badminton, table tennis, triathlon and cricket can return to being played in Ghana after government eased restrictions imposed in March to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Football however will remain suspended in Ghana until at least 31st July, 2020.

President Akuffo-Addo in his 10th coronavirus address you the nation, lifted numerous bans that will now allow final year students from Junior High School to University level to return to school while religious gathering to also return under strict guidelines.

However, any hope that football was due to return at least behind closed doors have now been shut despite rigorous consultations between the Ghana Football Association and Ghana’s Covid-19 task force. “I have by order of executive instrument, provided for these new directions and extended the suspension of the remaining public gatherings as set out in EI.64 of 16th March until 31st July.

”In here, I refer to the suspension of sporting events, night clubs, cinemas, drinking spots, bars, beaches, festivals, funerals, political rallies and large religious gatherings such as crusades and conventions, “ Nana Addo said in his address to the nation on Sunday.

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Source Author: Fentuo Tahiru