Hearts of Oak handed stadium ban for breach of COVID-19 protocols

Accra Hearts of Oak have been ordered to play the rest of their Ghana Premier League matches behind closed doors after they breached the GFA match-day COVID-19 Protocols in their game against local rivals Accra Great Olympics on Saturday night.

The Phobians played host to Olympics in the week 11 fixture of the ongoing 2020/21 league season.

In a letter signed by the Ghana Football Association’s General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo, the exact nature of the violations were not stated but the Phobians have been referred to the Disciplinary Committee and ordered to play all games without fans until the matter is determined.

See the letter below:

Earlier this year, the ban on supporters in our various stadia was lifted as part of the government steps to ease some restrictions imposed earlier due to the spread of covid-19.

A total of 25% of football fans under the new directives were to be allowed into the stadium for each match.

On 8th January 2021, a Premier League fixture between Legon Cities and West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) at the Accra Sports Stadium was the first game to usher in the fans after the ban was lifted.

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