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Sports News of Thursday, 4 June 2020

Source: Football Ghana

Coronavirus: Sports Minister casts doubt on return of football

Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Youth and Sports Minister has said it will cost the government a huge sum of money for football to return.

Football remains suspended despite government lifting restrictions on only non-contact sports amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) proposed that they will play the remaining game behind closed doors.

However, reports say the government was not convinced about the proposal of the FA.

According to the Sports Minister, per estimation, it will cost the National Sports Authority close to GHS 60,000 per match to hold games behind closed doors.

“How do we disinfect all the stadia, the hotels because the players sleep there?" he told the press on Wednesday.

“How do we test all these players? In our environment, is it possible to play football without our supporters?

“The figure that came out from the NSA was about GHS 60,000 per match. That’s a major challenge,” he said.

The Ghana Football Association is yet to communicate what will happen to the current football season, which has been halted midway due to the pandemic.

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