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Ghana Medical Association Calls on Ghana FA to declare the 2019/20 Season Null and Void.

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The Ghana Medical Association through its Secretary General Dr. Justice Yankson have called on the Ghana FA to declare the 2019/20 football season null and void. 

This suggestion from the Ghana Medical Association comes three days after the FIFA’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe had made the same call saying that all football related activities should resume on till the start of September this year.

Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19,  all sporting events have been suspended in the world with Africa and Ghana in particular not being an exception.

Speaking on an interview with Happy FM in Ghana,  the Secretary General is off the opinion that football should be suspended on till there is a clear path for games to resume after COVID-19.

“At this point in line with the measures by the president,  we will be breaching the rules if football is allowed to go on. Football is a contact game and one of the preventive measures is to practice social distancing.

“As it stands now we haven’t been able to reduce the community spread and in line with what UEFA and FIFA have done, we should hasten up slowly and try not to play the game as soon as possible”

With the challenges faced by the Ghana FA normalization committee, couple with the outbreak of COVID-19,  the Secretary General Dr Justice Yankson said  this is an opportunity to prepare for another new season.

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He also said the Ghana health authorities will guide the Ghana FA in determining when it is safe for football to resume.

“The health officials will help and guide the authorities on when football should return. As it stands now it is very difficult to predict when football should return.  We are hoping the case will not increase and we should all abide by the protocol so football can return soon”

It should be noted that these proposals are coming after the Continental of African Football (CAF) gave its member states seven days to decide on the faith of their various domestic leagues.

With May 5 being the deadline, some African countries like Kenya, Guinea and the Mauritius Island have all declared their leagues null and void. 

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African Nations gear up as International Football resumes in October.

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CAF member states prepare for the resumption of international football in the continent next month.

Football in the continent,  has been halted for over six months due to the effects of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in March this year.

With many borders through out the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,   teams in the continent are heading to Europe for next month’s international matches.

Cameroon are traveling to the Netherlands,  Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory coast,  Nigeria and Tunisia head to Austria,  where it is easier for them to assembly their squads because most of their players are Europe based players.

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It should be noted that, the next FIFA window for international football,  from October 5-13, is the first opportunity for African national teams to play since last November.

FIFA however,  had cancelled the September window for all confiderations but for UEFA  due to the uncertainty over travels around the continent caused CAF to back the resumption of international football in November.

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Next month’s window will see most CAF Member States to play series of friendly matches  in preparation for both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers.

Nigeria have arranged friendlies against the Ivory coast and Tunisia on October 9 and October 13 in Austria,  while five time champions of Africa,  Cameroon will have a friendly against Japan in Utrecht,  after which they will stay in a training camp in the Netherlands for a few more days.

Indomitable Lions coach Antonio Conceicao, this week published a preliminary list of 32 players for the match and camping.

Guinea on their part, will play cape Verde islands on October 10 while the DR Congo travel to Morocco for a training camp and a behind-closed doors international match against their host in Rabat on October 13.

Senegal are also to play Morocco in Rabat on October 9 while the current African champions Algeria are yet to announce their plans but reports say they will also go to Austria.

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Down to the southern hemisphere,  south Africa are trying to organize two friendly matches at home next month against neighboring countries but have yet to finalize arrangements as they await for a possible reopening of their borders in the coming weeks.

 

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CAF President, Ahmad congratulates Ghana’ s President Nana Akufo Addo on his appointment as Chairman of ECOWAS.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad has extended his words of congratulations to the Ghana president,  H. E. Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, on his new appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Ahmad’s words were more diplomatic, as this was contained in a letter addressed to the Ghana president on September 14, 2020.

H. E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo.

“It is my pleasure to extend my congratulations to you on your appointment as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On behalf of the Executive committee of CAF and personally,  I wish you every success in your endeavors. I am certain that during your chairmanship, ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive and sympathetic contribution to African Football.  As you embark upon your new responsibilities, I wish to assure you and the people of West Africa of CAF’s continued support and friendship.  I am certain that during your presidency,  ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive contribution to African Football.  Kindly accept, Mr. President, once again my warm congratulations on your appointment and my best wishes as you prepare to take up thr responsibilities,  and challenges of your new office” the letter read.

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new chairman of ECOWAS on September 8, 2020 at the 57 th summit of the regional bloc held in Niamey, Niger.

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He replaces Nigerian born Muhamadou Issoufour who held the position for one year.

Source: sportsworldghana.com

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CAMEROON Indomitable Lions: The list of 32 players preselected by Antonio Conceiçao Olivera

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Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.

The indomitable lions have 2 big challenges ahead as they face Africa’s reigning champions Algeria and Asian dragons Japan in what will be the first Post COVID-19 matches.

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