Government could ease restrictions on Kotoko and Ashanti Gold ahead of CAF inter-club competitions - Dr. Nsiah Asare

Published on: 28 July 2020

Special Advisor on health at the presidency, Dr. Nsiah Asare has disclosed that the government could ease the restrictions on Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold SC who will be competing in the CAF inter-club competitions next season.

Kotoko and Ashgold will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively following the cancellation of the 2019/20 season.

The President Nana Akufo Addo, on Sunday, announced that the Black Maidens, Princesses, and Starlets will be allowed to start preparation ahead of their international assignments in September.

According to Dr. Nsiah, the outcome of the easing of restrictions on the national youth teams will serve as a measure for Kotoko and Ashanti Gold to begin preparations.

“The African club competition is a continental competition. How we handle the national teams' situation now will be a basis for government in deciding the fate of Asante Kotoko and Ashantigold whether to allow them train or not," he told Kumasi FM.

"When the time approaches and the GFA, MOYS, and NSA present a legitimate proposal, precautions, and protocols on the safety mechanisms, we will allow them to play to bring happiness back to the fans.

"The health experts will look into the health risks and if it's low, we will allow them. The countries our clubs will go to will also influence our decision. Some countries do not even conduct the Covid-19 test.

"They will have to go through the same process the national teams are going through now."