The Ghana Football Association has presented a detailed plan towards resumption of Football pending Government of Ghana easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
“The plan dubbed Football against COVID-19; Offering entertainment to Ghanaians while staying safe at home” is expected to start in the second week of October.
The plan, presented to members of the Association for review includes putting in place Game Centres, Isolation centres, fumigation and Disinfection, testing and training facilities, Transport services, training facilities, match officials and security.
“The GFA Competitions Department proposes for the return of football in the 2020/21 season under strict protocols in the era of the
Covid-19 pandemic” the plan read.
According to the FA they will identify Game Centers that are television friendly for each competition, and must be good enough to
accommodate the health protocols (i.e. regular water for washing of hands and bathing, adherence to social distancing, etc).
Teams are to Identify isolation facilities close to the game centers to accommodate stakeholders if need be, where as the Isolation centre must be large enough to accomodate 30 Players, 7 Technical Members and 5 Management Members, Two Security Attachés, One Driver, and One Driver’s Assistant .
The FA proposes that the game centres be fumigated repeatedly atleast once a month, whiles the dressing rooms should have weekly disinfection.
The program includes testing of Players by the Ghana Football Association in consultation with rhe medical committee of the FA and the Ghana Health service, and requires each club to present a list of 30 players, plus 7 technical team members and other officers of each team
The FA will also identify separate training facilities from match centers and schedule training times for all
The competition deaprtment arw to ensure that clubs have dedicated buses throughout the competition for transporting their playing and technical squad.
Other areas the FA will implement in the resumption protocols includes Match Officials, Security, TV broadcast, and media Services.
The FA has also put in place detailed calender involving all National team activities for the rest of the season.