The Ghana Football Association in its quest to get Football resumed amidst COVID-19 has earmarked a total of Two Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Six Thousand, eight Hundred Ghana Cedis [₵2,656,800] to be used for the testing of Players and Officials of the various clubs playing in the Ghana Premier league, The National division one league and the elite women league.
A total of 82 clubs will have their players go through two separate COVID-19 tests before the start of thepf the first round, and the Start of the second round of their respective leagues.
The FA has proposed the second week of October for the start of the 2020/2021 Football season pending the lifting of the ban on all contact Sports by the Government.
The amount set out by the Ghana FA puts to rest concerns raised by industry players on who was going to take care of the cost of testing as the season begins.
A total of 3,444 players, Technical staff, and Management members from the teams making up the National Football league will be tested by the FA.
The CAF COVID-19 recommendations employs member Associations to have a gradual resumption program that includes frequent testing and Isolation of Players as the return to play protocols are taken into consideration. Credit: 442gh