The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced that the Ghana Premier League and the National Division One League can resume on Friday, October 30, 2020.
Football Activities in Ghana has been on hold since March, when the first two cases of COVID-19 were announced.
The President in his first address to the nation on measures against the spread of COVID on 16th March announced the ban on all sporting activities and the league was stopped with two matches to the end of the first round of the 2019/20 season.
Matches will be with 25% of spectators at each match venue to ensure the social distancing protocol is followed.
The President on his 17th televised address to the nation on measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday, September 20, 2020, he said;
“Fellow Ghanaians, with respect to football, after due consultation with the Ghana Football Association, it has been decided that the Ghana Premier League and the Division One Football League will restart on Friday, 30th of October with a few regimes of testing of the players, technical and management staff.
“No spectators will be allowed at the training centers and when actual competition resumes, sitting at all stadia will be limited to 25% capacity.”
He added that broader consultations will be done with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and other relevant stakeholders on the return of other sporting activities.