The leadership of the Ghans Football Association has unanimously voted to end the 2019/2020 football season which has been in suspension for the last 3 months.
Reports from Ghanasoccernet.com indicates the decision was taken at a meeting via a video conference on Tuesday following a marathon deliberation on the future of the current campaign.
According to the report, the Executive Council by a majority decision has decided to abandoned its season due to the coronavirus outbreak which has wrecked havoc to the game in the West African nation.
The Ghana FA has set june 30 to make public its final decision on the 2019-20 season but the report indicates the season is completely over barring any last minute autocracy.
The Executive Council is clothed with powers to decide on all matters that hinge on “unforeseen contingencies and force majeure”.
Article 78 of the 2019 GFA Statutes amended at Congress on December 19 clearly stipulate that “The Executive Council shall have the power to decide on all cases of force majeure and on all matters not provided for in these Statutes, such decisions to be made according to right and justice, taking into account the relevant regulations of FIFA and CAF.”
With no end in sight to when restrictions will be eased for football to return coupled with its financial implication on clubs amid the Covid-19 precautions, the Executive Council has decided to prematurely end the season, sources have told GHANAsoccernet.com.
The season has been thrown into turmoil since football was suspended back in March this year amid uncertain signals from government – which is reportedly unwilling to risk players and officials back onto the pitch.
Ghana lifted a partial lock-down in April but has been reluctant to allow football to return despite easing restrictions for non-contacts sport.
Some Premier and Division One League teams were hoping for a return of the game shortly after the easing of restrictions, targeting a mid-August resumption of their seasons.