Ghana's No. 1

I will not expose my players to COVID-19- AshGold CEO on football restart 

Published on: 04 August 2020

AshantiGold Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Frimpong says he is not ready to risk the health of his players as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the West African country.

Ghana has recorded over 32,000 cases of coronavirus with over 150 dead.

Football activities have been suspended since March this year due to the outbreak and it still remains unknown when football can restart amid the pandemic.

Emmanuel Frimpong is concerned about the safety of his team and has stated he will not be ready to put anyone in danger should football restart without proper safety measures or protocols put in place as the virus still grows rapidly in Ghana.

“For now, it is not a good idea - the health of my players is more important," he told BBC Africa.

"Until there is a solution to this virus, I don’t think I would like to expose my players to the danger. This virus is not a joke.”

The Ghana FA is still in talks with the government on how to resume football activities in the safest possible way amid the pandemic. The Ghana FA has proposed football restart in October this year.

The government has currently placed a ban on all contact sport including football activities indefinitely.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Learn more