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We’ll need six weeks of training before league resumption — Maxwell Konadu

Published on: 04 June 2020
We’ll need six weeks of training before league resumption — Maxwell Konadu
Maxwell Konadu

Head coach of Asante Kotoko Maxwell Konadu says he will need six weeks to prepare his team before the resumption of the Ghana Premier League.

The president Nana Akufo-Addo in his latest address stated that all contact sports, including football, remain suspended until July 31 as part of measures to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease.

All football competitions, including the Premier League, have been at a standstill since a ban on public gatherings came into force on March 15.

“We will need about six weeks to get our players back to where they were before this whole crisis. Football will come back one day. Should government or GFA give us go ahead to resume, we will need six weeks of training,” Konadu said on Happy FM.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has held talks with the national government about the possible resumption of the sport but the proposal was turned down.

The GFA has said it would not decide the fate of the disrupted 2019-20 season until June 30, despite increasing pressure for a prompt resolution.

The Premier League was at the matchweek 15 stage - with Aduana Stars on top of the table - when the competition was brought to a halt.

As at Thursday June 4, the West African nation has registered 8,548 cases involving 38 deaths, 3,132 recoveries and 5,378 active cases.

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