Football in Ghana has been halted since March 16 due to the ban on social gatherings by the government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The future of the Ghana Premier League league and other leagues in the country remains up in the air, with the Ghana football Association (GFA) announcing earlier this month that it’ll make a decision by June 30.
The hope of seeing football back might be hampered on Sunday, 31 May when the president of the country, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo announced that the ban on social gathering, which includes football has been extended to July 31.
However, there’s hope as unconfirmed reports coming in as at Sunday evening from the media indicates that GFA has given football clubs the permission to resume training in smaller groups and under strict protocols.
Football fans can also take hope from the lifting of ban on religious gatherings and the reopening of schools for final year students by the president on Sunday evening.
The coronavirus statics released by the Minister of health is also a ground of hope, as it indicates the country is managing it cases well. A sign that all activities in the country will soon return to normalcy.
All hopes of seeing football back in the country might seem shattered by the extension of the ban on social gathering on Sunday, but there’s a silver lining and a ground of hope.
Hopefully, this gloomy time will be a thing of the past. Football and the smile on our faces will soon regain shape.