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GPL returns on October 30

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The Ghana Premiere League and the Division One League is set to return on October 30, 2020, President Akufo-Addo has announced.

The President gave the League and the Second tier the green light to resume in his 17th COVID-19 address to the nation.

The government placed a ban on sporting activities to curb COVID-19 spread six months ago. The Ghana Football Association later call of the Leagues due to the ban.

The President said “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, 30 October, with a full regime of testing of the players, technical and management staff”.

Unlike the football activities in other countries without any fans at the stadium, all stadia will be limited to 25 per cent capacity to ensure social distancing with the wearing of masks by spectators at stadia mandatory.

“No spectators will be allowed at the training centres, and, when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five per cent (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,” the President noted.

The President also said all teams that are camped will be tested regularly to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Source: Ghana Waves

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