Gov’t Gives Green Light For Stadiums To Admit Fans At 25% Capacity

Accra Sports Stadium

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced that the restriction placed on fans attending football games and other sport activities has been eased.

Therefore, stadiums can now admit fans at a limited capacity of 25% to ensure social distancing.

“Ghana has made significant progress in combining the disease of late. Government has therefore eased the restriction of playing behind closed doors. Seating at all stadia will therefore be limited to Twenty-Five (25%) capacity as previously announced by the President. All existing safety and hygiene protocols are still in force,” a statement signed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, read.

In November, the Ministry issued a directive for games to be played behind closed doors despite President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directive for seating at all stadiums to be limited to 25% capacity to ensure social distancing. The President made this announcement during his 17th an address to the nation in the management of COVID-19 in the country on September, 20, 2020.

According to the Ministry, the decision to still play games behind closed doors after the President’s directive was due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in the country before November 2020.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has, however, indicated that the inter-ministerial taskforce will continue to monitor the evolving Covid-19 situation and will advise when more spectators will be allowed to all stadia in the country.

Below is a copy of the statement:


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