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[Ghana] Government Has Interest In Sports; Slow Down For Him – Dr. Nsiah Asare

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Health Advisor to the President of Ghana, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has urged the sports fraternity to be calm on the Government.     The Government has being tagged ‘unfriendly’ to Sports having propagated the cancellation of the 2019/20 league season. Government led by H.E Nana Addo Danquah banned all football related activities amidst Corona Virus pandemic in Mid-march. Where, it failed to clear the Ghana Football Association to resume training despite his numerous updates to the Nation.  Recently, the Government paved way for churches to resume, mosque, markets, drinking bars, non-contact sports etc to operate not easing restrictions for football to begin.  This aroused as an argument within the sports center, that the Government is not friendly with football and has no interest in it.  But Dr. Nsiah Asare insists, that the Government has the game at heart and will soon ease restrictions for Kotoko SC and AshGold SC to resume camping ahead of their Africa Inter-Club competition.     “Government have much interest in football. Everything we do as government is in phases reason we have allowed for national teams to train for now”  “We are in talks with the MOYS and the GFA on the resumption of the league”, he told Ghana- Kumasi Base Radio Station Kumasi FM.  “The government wants every sector of the economy to function normally.We do not want to rush in doing things,reason why we are doing it in phases’  “President Akuffo Addo has football at heart, he is a football person and wants to see its return but not in a manner that will resurrect other problem”  “Football is a contact game, we will conclude everything with the GFA,MOYS,NSA and government will give the needed update in his next address”  “In Europe, games are played behind closed doors. We cannot allow for supporters to go to the stadium and watch games just because that is where the clubs derive their funding’     “Churches are filled with not more than 3,000 people but Kotoko and Hearts games will attract more than 30,000 people so I will plead with football loving fans to exercise patience”  “If a vaccine is found, government will allow for supporters to go to the stadium”, Nsiah concluded

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