The Confederation of African Football [CAF] has granted Ghana Football Association’s request to admit spectators for Ghana’s Group G FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Ethiopia at the Cape Coast Stadium this evening.

According to a letter by the continental football governing body signed by its Development Officer – Raul Chipenda, Ghana has been given the permission to admit 25% [Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty] spectators for the match.

“As is it known, we would like to reiterate that the CAF and FIFA covid-19 match Protocols clearly state that all matches must be played behind closed doors. Nonetheless, CAF analysed and assessed your request from a medical, stadium requirements compliance, and safety & security perspective in your venue. Accordingly, a decision has been taken to exceptionally allow the presence of 2,250 spectators in the aforementioned match”.

“We kindly ask your cooperation to fully comply with the above decision, while noting that in case of non-respect, your federation will be subject to disciplinary sanctions by CAF.”

Meanwhile, the GFA has charged its Safety and Security Officer – Julius Ben Enumah and all the relevant stakeholders including the COVID-19 Officer, Dr. Christine Baah to ensure strict adherence of the required protocols.