Former coach and captain of Accra Great Olympics FC Godwin Attram has called for the country’s football authorities to resume the season, even if games are played without fans in the stadiums, according to African Football.
The Ghana Premier League has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and the related ban on public gatherings to curb the spread of the disease.
However, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said it will wait at least until the end of June before making a decision on resuming the league.
Attram, who last played for Great Olympics, believes Ghana must follow in the footsteps of Germany, where the Bundesliga was successfully restarted this weekend.
“I would like to thank (GFA President) Kurt Okraku for all that he really brought on for the league. The league was really going very well. People were going to stadiums like it used to be before. The league was good, it was really back. For two years we did not play. We started and got to almost half of the season, then Covid-19 came in. If Germany is playing football today, then I believe that football must come back,” Attram said.
“No matter what it is, I think the FA must put some measures on the ground for the government because the government will decide what we have to do. If the FA puts good measures in place that people will be safe, then why not?” he said.
Last week Monday, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo extended the ban on public gatherings to the end of May as coronavirus infections in the country continue to increase.
He also said it was vital that the country maintain enhanced hygiene and physical distancing protocols to curb the spread of the virus.
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) the country has 5,735 cases of the coronavirus. Of the confirmed cases, 29 people have died of complications related to the virus, while 1,754 have recovered.
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