Sports Ministry orders all sporting activities to be held behind closed doors

All sporting activities to be held behind closed doors All sporting activities to be held behind closed doors

The Ministry for Youth and Sports has ordered that all sporting activities in the country should be done behind closed doors.

This means that no spectators will be allowed at any sporting event.

This also means that in the upcoming 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season, the stipulated 25% capacity expectancy has been scrapped, although the FA has not confirmed it.

Already, the Black Stars of Ghana played against Sudan in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers behind closed doors as part of measures taken by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to ensure that games are played in the safest possible way amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the press release here:In line with the directives of CAF to organize football matches behind closed doors without spectators in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic spike globally, the Ministry of Youth and Sports directs that all sporting events including the premier football league matches should be organized behind closed doors and without spectators.

All teams must also ensure the testing of their team members as required for matches. Any team without COVID-19 test clearance will not be allowed into any of our sporting facilities for training or matches.

The Ministry wishes all teams well in the coming sporting events.

Source: By Bernard Esar Ebo Osei