The Ghana Football Association has released a statement on their and awareness of the global pandemic,CONVID 19,popularly called Corona Virus.
The Corona Virus outbreak has hit many countries, with Italy and Spain suspending sporting activities in a move to deal with the pandemic.
With no case recorded in Ghana, the GFA is putting measures in place to deal with any effects on the Ghana Premier League.
The GFA statement read:
“The Ghana Football Association wishes to inform stakeholders and the entire football fraternity that the GFA is closely monitoring the evolvement of the Coronavirus around the world and particularly in Africa.
As espoused by His Excellency the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, we each have a responsibility to ensure Ghana is safe. The President assured the country that Government is taking steps to handle any adverse impacts the outbreak could have on the country. This statement is very encouraging and assuring.
The GFA has therefore decided to maintain the schedule of all competitions as we continue to liaise with Government, the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health and follow all national health protocols on the matter.
The GFA has also taken notice of the statement from the Confederation of African Football on the virus.
The GFA will continue to support government efforts by appealing to all participants of football, media and the general public to report suspected cases to nearby health centres and hospitals or call hotlines 0558439868/0509497700 for prompt action as directed by Government”
The Ghana Premier League Continues today with Liberty Professionals at home to Inter Allies and Kumasi Asante Kotoko welcoming Elmina Sharks.