Henry Asante Twum, the head of communications at the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has revealed that all local footballers will undergo COVID-19 tests ahead of the 2020-2021 season.
The GFA, after initially suspending the 2019-20 football season in March, cancelled it entirely following an increase in coronavirus cases.
The association is currently making preparations to start a new season in October and are determined to ensure the safety of players.
Twum noted that per the directive of CAF’s medical team, the various leagues cannot start without conducting tests on players.
“A number of scenarios have been considered; obviously, we cannot play without testing the players. The CAF medical team issued a statement sent to all member associations that before football begins, testing has become mandatory,” he told GTV Sports Plus.
According to Twum, contact has been made with the government’s COVID-19 advisory team ahead of the new season.
“The government’s COVID-19 advisory team is in touch with the FA. The medical team of the football association is looking at a few possibilities or options”.
“So, testing the players is going to happen for both men and women”.