Accra Hearts of Oak coach Edward Odoom has welcomed the decision by the Ghana government to permit bthe resumption of football and believes it has come at the right time for the team.

Last Sunday, in his 17th Covid-19 address to the nation, President Akufo-Addo announced the lifting of the ban on contact sports, paving the way for the resumption of competitive football activities in Ghana.

And the Hearts gaffer has welcomed this news saying, he has been waiting for this information for some time and will soon get down to work with the boys.

“We welcome this news from the President, and it is good news to all in the football industry as we can now go ahead with our plans for the new season”, Coach Odoom told Hearts Media.

“Soon, we will gather the boys together and begin our preseason as we look to prepare very well for the upcoming season which we know will be tough”, he added.

During the lockdown period, Coach Odoom engaged the players in scheduled training sessions mainly designed to keep them fit and ready for the return of football.

Football has been on suspension since March 16, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, leading to the cancellation of the 2019/2020 season.

Source: Hearts of Oak