Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah has cast doubt on the return of football should government ease restrictions on contact sports.
Football remains under suspension, after government lifted restrictions on only non-contact sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Many have called for plans to be in place, to play matches behind closed doors should the suspension be lifted by government, but Asiamah believes that in itself will be challenging.
According to the Sports Minister, per estimation, it’ll cost the National Sports Authority close to GHS 60,000 per match to hold games behind closed doors.
And Asiamah hints that may not be advisable.
“How do we disinfect all the stadia, the hotels because the players sleep there?
“How do we test all these players? In our environment, is it possible to play football without our supporters?
“The figure that came out from the NSA was about GHS 60,000 per match. That’s a major challenge,” he said.
The Ghana Football Association is yet to communicate what will happen to the current football season, which has been halted midway due to the pandemic.