Ministry of Youth and Sports approve return of football fans to match venues

Ghana’s Sports Ministry has announced the return of football fans to the various match venues ahead of remaining fixtures.

The decision comes after the Ghana Football Association, The National Covid-19 Task Force, and the Ministry of Sports reached a consensus for fans to return to the various stadia for both local and international sporting events.

A statement released by the Ministry of Sports on Friday to officially lift the restriction indicated that clubs are to admit only 25 percent of fans.

“The Ministry of Youth and Sports is delighted to announce that with immediate effect, approval is granted for football fans (25%) to return to the various League centers to watch both domestic and international competitions subject to observing all the national COVID-19 protocols and the GFA Matchday COVID-19 protocols”.

The GFA have been tasked with ensuring that the directive is strictly followed, with all COVID-19 protocol enforced.

Although fans were allowed to troop to match venues in some games when the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season begun last year, the Football Association had to revert to games being played behind closed doors in February this year due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the West African country.

Also in March, the Sports Ministry approved the return of fans to the various stadia but reversed their decision on the eve of the start of the Ghana Premier League second round.

 

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