GFA issues warning to clubs over training resumption despite lift of partial lockdown

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Despite the lifting of the partial lockdown in Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi by the president on Sunday. The Ghana football Association (GFA) has issued a strong warning to clubs not to resume training.

President of the country, Nana Akuffo Addo on Sunday announced that the partial lockdown that was effectuated on Monday 30th March, 2020 has been lifted. He went on to state that bans on all social gatherings, including religious and sporting events continues to be in force.

The GFA on Monday announced on it official website that it offices remains closed despite the lift of the lockdown, and clubs must adhere to the directives from the president or face repercussions.

“The public is hereby informed that the offices of the Ghana Football Association remain closed despite the government’s decision to lift the partial lockdown in the Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Kasoa environs.”

“This is because the government’s directive on public gatherings of 25 or more persons is still in force.

“Members of the GFA, including clubs, Regional Football Associations and all stakeholders are being reminded to continue with the use of the online systems of the GFA (email, Registration System – Fifa Connect etc) to communicate with the Secretariat.

“Football clubs are advised to strictly comply with the ban on gathering and sporting activities and are therefore reminded that group training is still not allowed until the ban on social gathering is lifted by the state.”

All footballing activities in the country was suspended on the 15th March in bid to curb the spread of the Coronovirus.

The Coronavirus as at Sunday evening has infected 1,042 persons in Ghana, killing 9.

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