CAF Media Officer Dr. Prince Pambo says calls for football to resume now without regard for safety of players and human lives in general are irresponsible and should not be entertained.
The Ghana Football Association has suspended all football activities amid the CoronaVirus pandemic. Almost all football activities worldwide have grinded to a halt due to the outbreak of the novel disease.
However, with some countries taking steps to resume their football competitions, pressure has been mounting on the Ghana FA to take a decision on the fate of the 2019-20 season. The German Bundelsiga resumed last weekend with plans underway to get the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie Aalso started.
The GFA is set to take a decision on June 30 on what happens next but even before that, Prince Pambo has slammed football administrators who are pressuring the Ghana FA to resume the suspended competitions.
He told Adom FM, “It is more than irresponsible for anybody to force to start it (football in Ghana) when there isn’t 100% safety.”
“It is only the Ghana Health Service who can determine when certain activities like churches and others can resume before we even think about restarting our game.”
“That is why some of us suggested that we cancel everything and prepare for a fresh start at a later date when situations normalize.”
“Some club administrators are pushing for football to come back but it will not be proper to risk human lives when 100% safety cannot be guaranteed.”