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Government to bear cost of COVID-19 testing of players ahead of football restart- Dr Aboagye Dacosta 

Published on: 25 September 2020


Government of Ghana will bear the cost of testing players for the COVID-19 ahead of the start of the 2020/21 Ghana football season according to the leader of the risk communication for the COVID-19 National Response team, Dr Aboagye Dacosta.

Government has paved way for the restart of football following a six months absence due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the West African country.

In the President's latest address on easing restrictions on contact sports, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that football activities is set to commence on October 30 with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.

The discussion on who was going to bear the cost of test for the various teams ahead of the season has been clarified by Dr Aboagye Dacosta in an interview.

“Government will pay for the COVID-19 testing of the players of the Division and Premier League players”, he told Happy FM.

“We were engaged with the GFA, Sports Ministry before we sent our report to the government on the resumption of football. Now the Sports Ministry and the NSA must put in place measures to ensure the 25 per cent of the supporters will be at the stadium.

“The GFA, Sports Ministry should come out with the guidelines they presented on the COVID-19 protocols when they start the league”, he added.

The Ghana Football Association following the directive from the government has announced that the 2020/21 Ghana football season will commence in November.

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