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COVID-19: Ghana’s 2019/20 Football Season has been Cancelled

Ghana’s 2019/2020 football season has finally been cancelled by the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) highest decision making body, the Executive Council. The GFA’s Communications took to twitter to announce the decision reached just few moments after the meeting of the Executive Council on Tuesday. A further communication was subsequently published on the FA’s website.

Football in Ghana has been curtailed since the outbreak of the covid 19 pandemic globally. Below is the full statement on the cancellation of the league:

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has taken a decision to cancel the 2019/20 football season following a marathon meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the GFA Secretariat in Accra.

Accordingly, all records associated with the season has been expunged but fines accrued must be honoured by clubs.

There shall also be no demotion and promotion.

The League season has been on suspension since March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The GFA has been engaging Government, CAF and FIFA on the way forward for the season following which the Executive Council has finally taken a decision to cancel the season after considering all the key factors.

The Executive Council also decided that per the relevant provisions of the CAF inter-club football Regulations, Asante Kotoko SC and Ashantigold SC will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League and the Confederations Cup respectively.

The Executive Council will meet on Thursday, July 9, 2020 to discuss all issues relating to the next football season and Congress.

The GFA will continue its engagement with all sponsors and all stakeholders following the cancellation of the season.

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