The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has closed its offices ‘until further notice’ as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus.
“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has closed its offices until further notice because of Coronavirus concerns.”
In their statement on Thursday, a couple of hours after the confirmation of Ghana’s 10th and 11th cases of the disease, the GFA urged the clubs and Regional Football Associations to “use the online systems of the GFA (email, Registration System – FIFA Connect) to communicate with the Secretariat until the offices reopen.”
Football activities in the country have come to a standstill on the President’s orders after the confirmation of a number of cases of the disease in the last week.
Prior to the President’s directive, the GFA had attempted to keep local football going, even though the country had already recorded positive tests.
Over the weekend, seven of nine matches were played in Week 15 of the Ghana Premier League.
However, the GPL and the other leagues have since been suspended for a month.
The GFA added in its statement that it will “continue to engage with the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service on the next steps and inform our staff and stakeholders accordingly of any changes.”
“This is part of the precautionary measures being undertaken by the Executive Council of the GFA to curb the spread of the pandemic.”
The GFA also ordered clubs who were still organising training sessions for their players to desist immediately.
“The GFA is also reminding clubs that are still engaged in training to desist with immediate effect and fully respect the directive from H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo–Addo.”