Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has disclosed the readiness of government to support the restart of football related activities as the positive count of coronavirus heads South.
In the president’s 17th address to the nation on the measures taken against the spread of Covid-19, he divulged that the nation’s favorite sport has been given the greenlight to recommence after 6 months of suspension due to the global pandemic.
While announcing the good news of the sport returning after such a long break, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo stressed that clubs will have to test their players regularly, which was going to be a Herculean task on the clubs owing from the financial burden aroused by the global pandemic.
But the government of Ghana has promised to allay those concerns by absorbing the costs for the Covid-19 tests.
“The government of Ghana will absorb the cost of the COVID-19 for all the clubs just as it was done for the national teams that begun camping,’ Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare told Kumasi FM.
He continued: “They are many and the cost is huge but government is committed in fighting this pandemic,”
“They will be tested right after they begin camping and another will be done when the league commences and in the middle of the league.Ours cannot be done regularly as it’s been done elsewhere,” he ended.