Hearts of Oak to seek compensation after King Faisal clash called off
Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak, is requesting for compensation after the Ghana Football Association on Monday suspended premier league matches following government’s directive to put on hold all sporting activities.
The week 15 clash between Hearts and King Faisal scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020, was called off after President Akufo Addo announced the suspension of all social gatherings, including sporting activities, as part of measures to fight Covid-19.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Phobians, Kwame Opare Addo, the club would approach the GFA for compensation because of the cost incurred in pre-match preparations.
Speaking to Asempa FM, he averred that if they were compensated, it would be fair enough. If not, life would go on.
In a related development, the technical department of Accra Hearts of Oak led by Edward Nii Odoom has given the playing body a one-week break following government’s suspension of the 2019/20 football season over Covid-19 fears.
The head coach is said to have issued individual training programmes for players at home despite being on break.
“Taking into consideration the current health situation that we are in, and we don’t know what’s next, so the technical team in consultation with other people took the decision for the players to be out of training for a week.”
“However, we are monitoring the situation if after the one-week and it is still is not better then another decision will be taken again because you cannot risk human lives,” Opare Addo said
The Ghana Football Association have suspended the Ghana Premier League following the directives given by the President of the Republic on Sunday, March 15, 2020, as the country put measures in place to fight Covid-19.