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Ten Ghanaian players to feature when league in Tajikistan starts next week

Published on: 05 April 2020
Ten Ghanaian players to feature when league in Tajikistan starts next week
Ghana football fans

Ten players from Ghana will be involved in action when the league in Tajikistan begins next week despite the threat of coronavirus.

Ghana has the second highest number of foreign imports in the country's top-flight behind Uzbekistan who top the list with 20.

In total of 42  foreign players are in the 10-team league

The clubs in the landlocked Central Asian country of nine million people are largely unknown.

The Super Cup clash between champions Istiklol and league runners-up Khujand was played behind closed doors.

Tajikistan have joined countries like Belarus, Nicaragua and Burundi where football is still being played.

The World Health Organization has warned that people should avoid crowds, although the ex-Soviet Union state has not announced a single case of coronavirus infection.

"You know that the championships are stopped in almost all countries because of the coronavirus pandemic," the Dushanbe-based Istiklol manager Vitaliy Levchenko said ahead of the Super Cup clash.

"Thank God, there is no coronavirus in Tajikistan and the new football season begins in the country."

Istiklol won a domestic treble in 2019 and became the first club to win six Tajik League titles in a row.

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