Ghana FA ExCO unanimously cancel 2019-20 season on health grounds

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The country’s football association highest decision making body has agreed to call the 2019-20 season null and void following the COVID-19 pandemic

Ghana Football Association has announced that 2019-20 season for all levels have been cancelled with immediate effect.

On Tuesday, June 30 2020, an executive council meeting was held to finalise the way forward of the sport in the country after Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo’s refusal to lift the ban placed on contact sports and social distancing since March 16 due to the spread of Coronavirus disease.

Although, the football association was optimistic of reaching an agreement with the seat of government and even benefit from the COVID-19 stimulus package, their plans took a nosedive when they were swerved at the eleventh hour.

Over 100 people have lost their lives due to Coronavirus disease in Ghana with the death toll rising to almost 70 within the last 30 days since only 38 people died between March and May.

“The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has taken a decision to cancel the 2019/2020 football season following a marathon meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the GFA Secretariat in Accra.
Details soon!,” an official statement read.

Per the recent release, no club will likely be relegated or promoted which means that King Faisal FC among others, have been automatically given another lifeline as they will be part of the 2020-21 season when it finally kicks off somewhere in September this year.

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