Government is determined to help return football safely - Asiamah

Published on: 28 September 2020

Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has assured that government is ready to support the Ghana Football Association to resume football safely.

President Akufo Addo has given the Ghana FA the clearance to start the 2020/21 football season after six months of no football.

With players and management members set to undergo mandatory Covid-19 test before the resumption of football, the Sports Minister says government is ready to support the country’s football governing body to return football safely.

“We are ready to support the Ghana Football Association and the clubs because we all miss football,” he said on Adom TV.

“Our health as a country was paramount to President Akufo Addo.

“We will help them in the testing of players and the management members to make sure the game returns in it best way,” he added.

Football came to a standstill in mid-March following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The entire football season was truncated on June 30.

25 per cent spectators are allowed to watch matches from the various stadia ahead of the new season.