Monday Mar 16, 2020. 14:00
Ghana has become the latest country to suspend football activities as part of the fight against the coronavirus, with the country’s FA announcing the move on Sunday night.
A statement on their website [https://www.ghanafa.org/gfa-suspends-all-football-competitions ] read, “The Ghana Football Association following the directives given by the President of the Republic on Sunday, March 15, 2020, has suspended all its competitions with immediate effect until further notice.
“In a statement released last week, the GFA announced that while all competitions will go ahead as scheduled it will continue to liaise with Government, the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health and follow all national health protocols on the matter.
“The Government of Ghana announced new protocols on Sunday and consequently the GFA will immediately follow the new issued protocols and guidelines.
“The Association will continue to engage the relevant institutions on this matter and update its members and all stakeholders of any changes.”
The suspension of the Ghana Premier League is another blow to domestic football in the country, which has been rocked by scandal and corruption in recent times, necessitating a period of oversight from FIFA.
In addition, the current GPL season only began in December 2019 and has managed just 15 matchdays to date.