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Don't resume training despite lockdown suspension - GFA

By Vincent Ashitey

Despite the lifting of the partial lockdown by the President Akufo-Addo, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has warned clubs against resuming training activities.

President Akufo-Addo yesterday lifted the three weeks partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi.

The President in his 7th address to the nation said after several consultations with the medical authorities IT became necessary to lift the restriction of movement but stated that the ban on public gatherings is still in effect.

The GFA in a statement on Monday, have advised clubs to strictly comply with the ban on public gathering and sporting activities.

The association further indicated that its offices remain closed notwithstanding the latest government action.

"The public is hereby informed that the offices of the Ghana Football Association remain closed despite the government's decision to lift the partial lockdown in the Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Kasoa environs," the GFA announced on its official website on Monday.

"This is because the government's directive on public gatherings of 25 or more persons is still in force.

"Members of the GFA, including clubs, Regional Football Associations and all stakeholders are being reminded to continue with the use of the online systems of the GFA (email, Registration System - Fifa Connect etc) to communicate with the Secretariat.

"Football clubs are advised to strictly comply with the ban on gathering and sporting activities and are therefore reminded that group training is still not allowed until the ban on social gathering is lifted by the state."

Ghana's Covid-19 case count stand is now 1042, with 9 deaths and 99 recoveries.