The Ghana Football Association has sent a strong warning to clubs participating in the Premier, Division one and women leagues to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 regulations laid before them by the Association.
A letter addressed to the club gave thw steongest of indication of rsvoking the riggt to have fans at the various match centers should the club refuse to adhere to thw precautionary measures put in place.
The FA said it will be forced to enforce sections of the COVID-19 protocols that gives thwm.powers to prevent some clubs from having fans at their match venues
Below is the full letter from the FA to its members:
“The Ghana Football Association extends its compliments and warm sporting regards.
The GFA has observed with disquieting concern via our various monitoring platforms and reports that clubs are continuously failing to fully enforce the GFA COVID—19 Matchday Protocol adopted before the start of the season.
Considering the current spike in the COVID—19 cases in the country and our continuous persuasion of government on the need to allow spectators to the stadium, it is quite disappointing that the level of cooperation expected from clubs has not been forthcoming.
Key amongst the issues of nonadherence recorded includes the following:
Unlawful overcrowding of spectators at particular sections of the stadium.
Non adherence to social distancing by spectators in either sitting or standing areas.
Removal of face/nose masks by spectators after entry into stadium. Failure to check temperatures at stadium entry.
We are by this notice advising all clubs to refer to the GPA COVID—19 Matchday Protocols and with the assistance of their Safety and Security Officers and the Security Services, to enforce them to its fullness.
We are also reminding clubs that the GFA will not hesitate to enforce Article 6 (Punishment) of the GFA COVID-19 Matchday Protocols especially playing matches behind closed doors, if any club fails to comply with the protocols.”