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2020/2021 season to start in October if

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have announced that the 2020/21 season will commence in the second week of October 2020, subject to approval from the Government of Ghana.

This decision was taken at an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, as the GFA, take measures for the resumption of football in this Covid-19 period.

The 2019/2020 season has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that has affected many social activities worldwide.

A release published on the website of the GFA said, this decision was arrived at after taking into consideration several factors in relation to the game and the safety protocols announced by Government as well as the Association’s continuous engagement with the COVID-19 Advisory Team.

The release said the GFA will continue to work with Government, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Authority, the Ghana Health Service, the GFA Medical Committee, clubs and all relevant stakeholders to bring back football in the safest way for all participants.

The new season which will be run as a project will be dubbed – Football Against COVID-19 – offering entertainment to Ghanaians while staying safe at home.

The Executive Council also discussed the possibility of changing the format of the Leagues following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new season may be designed differently to ensure completion and one of the scenarios being considered is playing behind closed doors at carefully selected game centres.