Government changes directives as 40,000 supporters will watch Hearts vs Kotoko

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The biggest game of the calendar has been given a green light to see more spectators than earlier expected following new directives from government

Hearts of Oak vs Asante Kotoko will have around 40,000 spectators watching it live from the Accra Sports Stadium according to a new directive from Ghana government, ASHESGYAMERA.Com can confirm.

Initially, 25 per cent of the capacity at the stadium was given to Hearts to print tickets for, however, a new directive has been issued on Friday evening.

According to National Sports Authority boss Peter Twumasi, government has agreed after a consultation meeting with Ghana Medical Association that about 90 per cent of the stadium can be opened to spectators for the Super Clash since COVID-19 is on the decline in the country.

“After several back and forth, government has agreed that spectators can be fully allowed to enter the sports stadium on Sunday for the Super Clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko,” NSA boss Peter Ofori Twumas said in an interview with AshesGyamera.com.

“However, all COVID-19 protocols must be observed in order to curb down the spread of the disease. This is the biggest game in Ghana Premier League and all measures must be put in place in order to have a safe atmosphere for everyone who wishes to be at that stadium,” he added.

Hearts, who are playing as hosts, trail their visitors by 12 points and would hope to win and reduce the gap in their attempt to successfully defend the Ghana Premier League trophy.

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