GFA boss opens up on decision to cancel the 2019/20 football season, Executive council meeting to discuss new season postponed

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Football around the World and in Ghana was brought to a halt in mid March due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

With other countries resuming amid the coronavirus pandemic, the hope of seeing Ghana follow suit was hampered on Tuesday, June 30 when the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after an Executive marathon meeting announced that the league season has been cancelled.

GFA President, Kurt Okraku has explained the reason why the decision was taken, stating that he believes the outfit’s Executive Council prioritised the interest of the nation first.

“We have 18 clubs in the Premier League with minimum players of 30 each, coaches, administrators, 48 clubs in the Division One, medical staff, Women’s Premier League. We also have Division Two, Three and juvenile football [clubs] at the regional level,” Okraku said as reported by Football Ghana.

“We are talking about a large chunk of people who wholly rely on football as a source of living.

“We also serve as entertainment to people at the social aspect and people also use our platforms as a source of living.

“So it is a huge decision that we had to take but we thought about Ghana first obviously, whiles we continue to engage our key stakeholder to ensure that we bring back football.”

The FA after cancelling the season announced that Asante Kotoko and Aduana Stars will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup respectively.

The Executive Council meeting which was scheduled for Thursday, July 9, 2020, to discuss all issues relating to the next football season and Congress has been postponed to Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

Meanwhile, the virus continues to proliferate in Ghana. Ghana has recorded a total of 21,968 COVID-19 cases with 17,156 recoveries and 129 deaths as at 4th July, 2020.

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