Veteran sports journalist and President of Sports Writers Association (SWAG), Kwabena Yeboah has offered an advice to Ghana Football Association (GFA) on what to consider before making a decision to resume football amid coronavirus pandemic.
Following a national ban on all public gatherings as part of the measures adopted by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, football in Ghana has been at a standstill.
The country’s football leagues were suspended on March 16, 2020 and with the number of coronavirus cases continuing to increase, the future of the country’s major league and other leagues remains uncertain.
There have been suggestions that it should be annulled or cancelled, others have suggested that it should be truncated and a section also believe it should continue only when it is safe to do so.
Speaking in a program organized by JoyNews and themed “Football after coronavirus”, veteran sports journalist Kwabena Yeboah used the opportunity to offer counseling to GFA on what to consider before making a decision on resuming football.
“People are missing football. However, I think we need to listen to the players and take their concerns into consideration since they are the main actors. We shouldn’t rush getting back.”
The veteran sports journalist also went on to urge government to support local clubs in this time of inactivity and turbulence.
“The Ministry of Youth and Sports and the central government must in a way try and come to the aid of the football association and by extension the clubs to ensure their survival,” he told the PM Express Show on Joy News.
“Because there is absolutely no way that if they do not benefit from the form of stimulus package from the central government, these clubs can survive. The only way these clubs is for the central government to come to their aid” he continued.
The program which was hosted by Gary Al-Smith and George Addo Jnr also had the likes of Peter Drury, Jon Champion and Robert Marawa on set.