JUDGEMENT DAY: GFA to decide future of 2019/20 football season, CAF to decide fate of 2021 AFCON

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is expected to today, June 30 take a decision on the fate of the 2019/20 football season.

Football in Ghana has been at a standstill since March 15 due to the ban on social gathering to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The unforeseen circumstance has kept the future of the major league and other leagues up in the air.

Due to the spread of the virus, health experts and football administrators of some clubs have called on the GFA to cancel the leagues, others have also stated that the leagues should continue only when it is safe to do so.

In a press statement released by the GFA in May, it announced that it’ll make a decision on the fate of the league latest by June 30.

The GFA boss in a program organised by Happy FM and GTV Sports+, and dubbed the effects of COVID-19 on the sports industry reiterated that the FA will make a decision latest by June 30.

“We have not decided yet to annul the league. The executive council met a few days ago to consider all the possibilities after which we issued a statement that we will continue to work closely with the government and the Health Ministry to see what the turnout would be.

“Beyond that, we gave ourselves a deadline of June 30 by which time the council will meet again to take a definite decision as to whether to continue with the league or truncate or cancel it under the circumstances within and outside the shores of Ghana”, Kurt Okraku said.

Today, Tuesday, June 30, the 12-man Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association will have a meeting and finally decide the fate of Ghana leagues.

The Executive committee of Confederation of African Football (CAF) will also hold an online conference today to decide the fate of it competitions, which includes the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to begin in May, CHAN, Confederations cup, Champions league etc.

The Black Stars will later today learn whether new dates will be set for the AFCON qualifiers or whether the tournament supposed to begin in January will be postponed.

Black Stars are top of Group C with six points from two games after beating South Africa and São Tomé and Príncipe before their double-header against Sudan were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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