President of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwah AKuffo-Addo has slapped a 4 week ban on all football activities effective Monday March 16, 2020.
This means in effect the 2019/2020Ghana football season which is behind schedule has been suspended for the next 4 weeks. This comes after the president announced government’s decision to ban all public/social gatherings, including but not limited to church activities, funerals, weddings and sporting events with immediate effect for the next one month.
The decision to ban such gatherings forms part of measures put in place by government to help control the spread of the novel Corona Virus 2019 which has been declared a global pandemic.
Since Thursday, 6 cases have been confirmed in Ghana, with the infected persons suspected of coming into contact with more than 200 people.
There are genuine concerns the situation could worsen overnight and as such government has taken steps to fight the spread of the virus which has no cure at the moment.
The development although necessary has come at a time when the local football leagues were gaining massive public following after a period of inactivity competitively.
The Ghana Premier League is currently at the Match Week 15 stage with Kotoko and Hearts scheduled to play tomorrow although its now certain those games won’t come off.
The Division One league is also currently at the Week 13 stage across the 3 zones.