Gov’t acknowledges receipt of GFA’s proposal on easing of restrictions for football to return amid Covid-19

Published on: 15 May 2020

The government of Ghana has acknowledged receipt of a proposal from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the easing of restrictions in the country amidst the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease which would potentially lead to the return of football. 

The 2019/2020 football season in the West African country has been suspended for the last couple of months as a result of the crisis in the country.

While there is no certainty as to when the situation will get better, the country's football governing looks to be searching for a way to work around the crisis which will see the return of the sport while protecting all stakeholders.

They have hence submitted a proposal to the government which Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has confirmed that they have received.

“The sports community in particular football and golf have also submitted proposals on potential easing approach which could still protect the population”, Hon. Nkrumah said.

He continued, “The government is grateful to all these groups and the others who will be engaged in the coming days for their cooperation so far. But note, the fact that you are being engaged does not mean the proposal coming from you has been accepted or the restrictions have been amended or lifted currently. The restrictions remain in full force and offenders will be arrested and prosecuted”.

The Ghana FA remains in contact with the government and other stakeholders and hopes the football season can make a return soon.