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Alhaji Gruzah warns against GPL resumption

Owner of King Faisal FC Alhaji Gruzah has warned against the return of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season following the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country adding his voice to the ongoing discourse.

Football in Ghana has been suspended since mid-March due to the COVID19 pandemic and as the deadline for the suspension edges closer, there have been calls for the league to resume, but the veteran football administrator believes the impact of the return of the league will be far more dangerous to the lives of stakeholders involved.

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Those who are clamouring for the league to start because some European leagues have started are oblivious of the fact that facilities in Europe cannot be compared with what we have in Ghana, hence the need to hold on to the suspension of the Premier League until the infection rate of the COVID-19 comes down drastically,” he told Graphic Sports Online.

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These lucrative sponsorships in Europe are totally absent in Ghana so how can we play our matches in empty stadiums as is being done in Germany, England, Italy and Spain?”

Before any match is played in Europe, players are tested at a cost. Do we have such facilities in Ghana and are we ready to bear the cost of testing players and officials of each team before each match?.” He questioned

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have revealed that association will decide as to whether to resume or cancel the 2019/2020 season on 30th June 2020, after considering all factors on the subject matter.

By Leroy Hawkson | talksafrica.com

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