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Coronavirus: Professor Mintah opposes football restart

Thu, 4 Jun 2020 Source: Happy 98.9FM

The Chairman for Ghana Coaches Association, Professor Joseph Mintah has kicked against the restart of the 2019/20 Ghana Football season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2019/20 football season has been suspended since March this year due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country with over 8,500 cases recorded as of June 4.

Professor Mintah is of the view that Ghana cannot emulate that of the European leagues which are currently underway as our current situation and concept are different.

Speaking in an interview to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on Ghanaian clubs on Happy Sports on Happy 98.9FM with Ohene-Bampoe Brenya, he said, “Personally I will say no looking at our current situation.

“There are some protocols that must be adhered to such as testing and camping players. My concern is that an average Ghanaian player is not disciplined unlike the European and it will be difficult for them to even follow the protocols”, he indicated on whether the season should continue or not.

He further said it will be better for the GFA to take an early decision on the future of the league so measures can be put in place to restart a new season.

There has been a talk on whether football should return behind closed doors as the Ghana Football Association continues to engage its stakeholders on the future of the 2019/20 football season.

The GFA has announced it will decide on the future of the season on June 30.

Source: Happy 98.9FM
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