The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have announced that the 2020/2021 league season is set to kick-off in the second week of October 2020 subject to approval from the Government of Ghana.
According to a statement released by the GFA, the new season is set to be run as a project and will be dubbed “Football Against COVID19” entertaining Ghanaians while staying safe at home.
The decision comes following a GFA Executive Council (EC) meeting on Tuesday, 14th July 2020 and in the statement released by the GFA the EC took the decision “after taking into consideration a number of factors in relation to the game and the safety protocols announced by Government as well as the association’s continuous engagement with the COVID-19 Advisory Team.”
“The GFA will continue to work with Government, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), the National Sports Authority (NSA), the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the GFA Medical Committee, Clubs and all relevant stakeholders to bring back football in the safest way for all participants.” The statement added
The GFA also revealed that the EC discussed the possibility of changing the format of the leagues following the effects of the COVID19 pandemic. “The new season may be designed differently to ensure completion, and one of the scenarios being considered is playing behind closed doors at carefully selected game centres.” The statement read
The GFA also announced it will open the next football transfer window from 15th August 2020 and end on 31st October 2020 following the GFA regulations.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com