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Ghana Premier League to start in November – GFA

Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Medical Committee, Dr Adam Baba, has revealed that per his assessment November will be an appropriate time to resume the Premier League as well as the Division One League.

President Akufo-Addo on his 17th address to the nation last night lifted the ban on football after it was halted in March this year due to the widespread of the pandemic coronavirus and subsequently scheduled to start in October 30.

According to Dr Baba, the mental preparedness of the players is very key, in addition to training and series of friendly matches to get the various team’s in shape for the league after such a long break.

Dr Adam Baba

“It is impossible to start the league in October from my point of view,” Dr Baba told Kumasi FM.

“If the government says go ahead, you can start but we cannot start in October.

“None of the team has yet started preparations. We need a minimum of four to six weeks for the clubs. They need to purchase new players and start pre-season training which cannot be done in three weeks.

“Practically, we give ourselves four to six weeks from the time we’ve been asked to start so the earliest we might start is November.”

The president in his address mandated the clubs to carry out a Covid-19 test for the playing and technical team, and in addition allow 25% spectatorship across all stadia across the nation.

According to reports, most of the clubs are likely to move to camp and resume training this week.

By: Kofi Amoah
Twitter: @milikykophy

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