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Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of Berekum Chelsea – Nana Oduro Sarfo has explained the reason that informed the Executive Council to cancel the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League.

Speaking to Wontumi TV, the Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association [Oduro Sarfo] spoke about how difficult it was arriving at such decision.

“It wasn’t easy arriving at the decision. We started the meeting around 9:00am but the meeting came to its closure at 7:00pm so that alone should tell you how difficult it was.

“According to FIFA and CAF, there are standard protocols [health] to be followed if you want to play football. For instance, there are certain number of tests a team need to conduct before a team can start training.

“As we speak, the President has not lifted the ban on mass gathering as well as contact sports which football forms part of.

“From the look of things the government is not ready to help us conduct the tests on our players and the clubs too do not have the financial wherewithal to help them carry on with those tests among other things.”

The 18-team league competition was suspended since March 16 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when the league had reached its matchweek 15. Ghana had then confirmed six cases of COVID-19.

According to the GFA, all records associated with the 2019/20 season have been expunged, but fines accrued must be honoured by clubs. There shall also be no demotion and promotion.

Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko SC and AshantiGold SC have been chosen to represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League and the Confederations Cup respectively.

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