Confirmed: Fifa/CAF approves 4,000 spectators for Ghana vs Zimbabwe in Cape Coast

A Ghanian supporter cheers on January 20, 2013 before the start of a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations football match between Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

The world’s football governing body has given Ghana the green light to allow a certain number of spectators to watch the Black Stars’ game against the Warriors on Saturday

Ghana Football Association has received an approval letter from Fifa to allow 4,000 spectators in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying game against Zimbabwe on Saturday.

Although, Ghana had 20,000 spectators around when they played against Ethiopia, earlier reports suggested that the game could be played behind closed doors due to Covid-19 scare.

“Through the hard work and negotiating prowess of the Ghana Football Association, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA have approved Ghana’s request to admit spectators for Saturday’s Group G FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Zimbabwe,” a Ghana FA statement read.

“CAF has approved Four Thousand (4,000) spectators for the match – an improvement over the 2,250 spectators which was approved for last month’s opener against Ethiopia.

“Per this directive, the Safety and Security Officer of the GFA, Julius Ben Emunah shall together with all the relevant stakeholders i.e., Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority, the Security Agencies and the COVID-19 Officer, Dr. Christine Baah ensure strict adherence of the CAF/FIFA COVID-19 protocols.

“The GFA advise Ghanaians to obey all the Protocols strictly to first and foremost have a successful match and also to avoid any sanctions from CAF and FIFA.

“The Group G encounter between Ghana and Zimbabwe will kick off at 1600GMT on Saturday, October 9, 2021,” the statement added.

Ghana sit second in Group G with three points, one point behind South Africa who will also play Ethiopia in the other group game.


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