The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has granted approval for football spectators to return to stadiums subject to observing all the national COVID-19 protocols and the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) Matchday COVID-19 Protocols.
The MOYS in a statement said the decision to permit fans (25%) to match venues comes after deliberations between the Ministry, the GFA, and the National COVID-19 Task Force. The approval means match venues can be 25% full on matchdays.
“As a result, the Ghana Football Association has been directed to put in place mechanisms to ensure that games are played in a safe environment to ensure the safety of spectators,” the statement said.
The GFA is also to ensure that the various COVID-19 Protocols including the washing of hands, wearing of face masks, and observing of social distancing are strictly adhered to and sanctions given to defaulting clubs and participants in accordance with the provisions of the GFA Matchday COVID-19 Protocols.
“For the avoidance of doubt, these conditions of issue apply to the purchase, holding, and use of GFA match day tickets,” the statement continued.
“The Ghana Football Association/or its authorized distributors (if any) sells and issues tickets for matches at the Ground only upon the following Conditions of Issue and by purchasing, holding or using a Match Ticket or entering the Ground, any person who has applied for bought, accepted or holds a Match Ticket shall be deemed to have accepted these Conditions of Issue”.
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