Ghana FA set timeline for deciding future of 2019-20 season

The Ghana Football Association has communicated to the Confederation of African Football, CAF that it will make a decision on the fate of the 2019-20 football season in the next two weeks.

This follows an initial communiqué from CAF to the GFA and all member associations requesting for updates on the current state of affairs and the next line of action concerning the various national leagues and domestic cup competitions amid the CoronaVirus pandemic.

The future of football worldwide has always hanged on a thread ever since the Covid-19 outbreak brought football activities to a standstill.

CAF requested for updates and decisions from members to be able to prepare ahead for next season’s inter-club competitions and gave a timeline of May 5 to get a response.

As Ghanaian football connoisseurs worry that the GFA has failed to meet the deadline, Henry Asante-Twum, the association’s communications director has moved in to allay such fears.

According to him, the GFA has not failed to meet the deadline as they have engaged CAF accordingly.

He told Asempa Sports, “We have not flouted any CAF deadline. The communiqué CAF sent to us wasn’t instructive and binding.

“First of all we need to acknowledge the letter they sent, secondly because of the respect, we needed to reply with a response to the request by 5th May, he noted.

Henry Asante-Twum says what the GFA has done is to provide a Ghana’s Covid-19 situational report to the continent’s football governing body, and ask for a two week period to make a firm decision on CAF’s request.

“We have sent a situational report to CAF; we have given CAF enough information as regards the situation in Ghana, and we have made them aware that the association cannot take a decision on its own without adhering to the directives of government” Asante Twum mentioned.

“We have asked CAF that we can take a firm decision in two weeks’ time. I’m sure by the end of this week, the president will address the nation on current state of affairs; be it positive or negative, we will update CAF accordingly” he concluded.

Several football administrators have advocated for the cancellation of the current season which has been suspended due to the CoronaVirus outbreak.

The Ghana FA has however indicated that they will not rush into a decision and calmly look at a decision that best serves the interest of Ghana Football.

 

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