Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum has confirmed that all Premier League players and officials have undergone the mandatory Covid-19 testing ahead of the new season.
Premier League clubs were asked to undergo a mandatory test after the ban on football was lifted by President Akufo Addo.
According to Mr Asante Twum, the testing of players and officials is a collaboration with the Association and the government’s Covid-19 task force to ensure that football is played in the safest possible way adding that all players and officials have been tested.
“Government has assisted us and we have tested all 30 registered players and 15 officials of all the 18 Premier League clubs,” he told Kumasi based Luv FM.
“We are very grateful to government for this support and this process will not be a one-off thing, it will also go on as we go along,” he stated.
Henry Asante Twum also revealed that the government has completed the fumigation of all stadia available for use during the 2020/21 league competition.
“By kind courtesy of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Authority we have fumigated all the various league centres and it is something that will be done continuously,” he said.
The Ghana premier league is bouncing back this weekend after an eight-month break due to the ban on sporting activities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season will begin with a clash between Aduana Stars and Hearts of Oak at Dormaa on November 14.