17th COVID-19 Address: Premier League Resumes With 25% Capacity Stadia - Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the resumption of Ghana's premier league.

Addressing the nation in his 17th address on COVID-19, he indicated that the domestic competitive football will resume on Friday, October 30, 2020.

However, the stadia during tournaments, will not be filled to capacity.

"With respect to football, after due consultations with the Ghana Football Association, it has been decided that the Ghana Premier League and the Division one football league will restart on Friday, 30th October, with a full regime of testing of the players, technical and management staff.

no spectators will be allowed at the training centres and when actual competition resumes, seating at all stadia will be limited to twenty-five (25) capacity to ensure social distancing. Wearing of masks by spectators at stadia will be mandatory. The restart of all other sporting competitions will be determined on a case-by-case basis, pending consultations between the Ministery of Youth and Sports and the respective sports associations" he mentioned.

In addition, "towards the progressive easing of restrictions, government has taken the decision to allow the resumption of training in all contact sports, taking into consideration the imminent participation of our national teams in international competitions. Indeed some national teams have already been given the dispensation to begin training, ahead of their international engagements. All sportspeople who are camped are to be tested regularly"