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Sports News of Tuesday, 26 May 2020


Coronavirus: We shouldn't rush in returning football - Kwadwo Baah Agyemang

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The Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority Hon. Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has cautioned the Ghana Football Association (GFA) against rushing the return of football.

There has been no football activities in the country since March due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

However, efforts are being made by the GFA for the return of football. Earlier this month, GFA tabled a proposal to the government to ease coronavirus restrictions to enable the league’s return.

According to Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Okudzeto is considering the proposal and that a decision would be communicated in due course.

"We shouldn’t rush in returning football because we have to get things right first before making any decisions," he told Asempa FM.

"I agree with the school of thought that, the season should be cancelled. We shouldn’t rush if the Western world are returning their football seasons. If it’s easy, the EPL [English Premier League] would have started a long time.

"There other European countries calling off their Football seasons. Even France and Belgium have declared their Champions and Ghana is of no exception.

"We need to ensure that we have the capacity to protect those involved in our game before even play resumes."