Following media reports of Government easing restrictions allowing football to resume in Ghana, the National Sports Authority has sought to clarify it’s position on the issue.
Director-General of the NSA, Prof Peter Twumasi is quoted to have included football among twenty individual non-contact sports activity cleared by the Ghana government to resume training.
In an official statement signed by the acting head of public relations Charles Obeng Amofah, the NSA has rectified the initial announcement by the Director-General.
According to the statement, the inclusion of football among other sporting disciplines allowed to resume was an oversight and should be treated as an error.
“In the said speech, Prof. Twumasi was enumerating the
twenty individual non-contact sporting disciplines that have been cleared to resume training by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and how beneficial the package will be for the teaming sportsmen and women, during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The mention of football among the list of the twenty cleared individual non-contact sports to train ONLY was an oversight and we sincerely apologize for the error. It must be noted that Football activities, like all other team and contact sports, remain suspended by the Government’s directive”, Part of the statement read.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) through the Youth Employment Agency has agreed to offer support to some sporting associations following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The support package is aimed at reducing the financial burden imposed on sports personnel after the suspension of sporting activities in Ghana.