Sunday Mar 15, 2020. 11:00
Alhaji Karim Grunsah, the owner of Ghanaian club King Faisal, has called on the country’s Football Association (GFA) to consider suspending the top flight and other football competitions due to the coronavirus.
The disease and its rapid spread has brought on the suspension or cancellation of nearly all major sporting events and leagues around the world.
On Thursday, Ghana confirmed two cases of the coronavirus in the country, as per Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu.
Grunsah believes the GFA should suspend football activities to help fight the spread of coronavirus in Ghana.
“We should all pray that people in our country don’t get infected with the deadly virus after two people were confirmed testing positive,” Grunsah told OTEC FM, as quoted by Football Ghana.
“The Ghana FA should be considering to suspend the Ghana Premier League and other competitions for weeks or months.”
King Faisal are currently bottom of the Premier League standings, but the owner insists that this has nothing to do with his call for a suspension of football.
He explained: “I know people will say it’s because my team [King Faisal] is in the drop zone that’s why I am making those suggestions. But we should be thinking of the lives of human first before football.
“We should follow the steps of other Football Association to suspend our football activities for weeks or months.”