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Sports News of Thursday, 21 May 2020


Coronavirus: We put players at risk by breaking camp – Nana Yaw Amponsah

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The founder and president of Phar Rangers Football Club, Nana Yaw Amponsah has disclosed that he did not agree with the government’s and Ghana Football Association’s directive (GFA) for football clubs to break camp as part of measures to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to him, the directive from the government and GFA rather put players at risk of contracting the virus.

“I was not happy when we were asked to break camp because we were uncertain of the fate of some of the boys and that was sad. But I had to obey the directive because it was from the gov’t and subsequently followed by another from the GFA.”he told Happy FM.

Explaining his stance further, the player intermediary noted that some of the players had issues when it came to accommodation and shelter and mostly had a place to lay their heads only when they were IN camp. “Some of these boys don’t even have anywhere to go when the football season ends and still stay at the camp,” he noted.

Regardless of it costing more for Nana Yaw Amponsah to have camped his players during this period of the pandemic, he was willing to do so to “monitor and keep his players safe.”

The government of Ghana in March placed a ban on all social gatherings including sporting activities to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.