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Sports News of Monday, 21 September 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Ghanaian clubs react to return of Ghana Premier League

Clubs in the Ghana Premier League and Division One have warmly received news of the return of the topflight after the government lifted the ban of contact sports.

On Sunday, September, 20, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One league will return on Friday, October 30, 2020.

"With respect to football, after due consultations with the Ghana Football Association, it has been decided that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One Football League will restart on Friday, 30th October, with a full regime of testing of the players, technical and management staff," said the President.

"No spectators will be allowed at the training centres, and, when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five percent (25%) capacity to ensure social distancing."

Football in the country had been suspended since March due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the West African state, but following the easing of restrictions in the past few months, the government has decided to allow the return of football, albeit with strict COVID-19 rules observed.

Several clubs including giants Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko have reacted to the news with joy.

Some players could not hide their excitement, including Kotoko defender Habib Mohammed.

The Ghana Football Association also posted on Twitter;

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