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GPL, Division One to resume October 30 – Akufo-Addo

Hearts of oak during a premier league game at the Accra sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana© Christian Thompson/Backpagepix Accra

The Ghana Premier League is set to resume on Friday, 30th October, 2020 after consultations with the Ghana Football Association, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced.

President Akufo-Addo said in a televised address on Sunday, September 20, 2020 that government has taken the decision to allow the resumption of training in all contact sports, taking into consideration the imminent participation of 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.

“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.

“No spectators will be allowed at the training centres, and, when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five percent (25%) capacity to ensure social distancing.

“Wearing of masks by spectators at stadia will be mandatory. 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.”

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