The National Sports Authority (NSA) has expressed dissatisfaction over the unacceptable behavior of fans and the blatant disregard for COVID-19 safety protocols during a match-day 11 encounter between Hearts of Oak and the Great Olympics played at the Accra Sports Stadium last Saturday (30 January).
In a press statement signed by Charles Amofah, head of public relations of NSA, it said despite all the measures that have been put in place such as spaced out marked seats to ensure social distancing, fans were found jubilating, singing, hugging each other when their team scored, thus ignoring the safety protocols.
“In view of this, the NSA is using this medium to inform the Ghana Football Association(GFA) and the clubs using the facility that it would not hesitate to resort to matches being played behind closed doors, in order to ensure total adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
“The Authority would like to assure the general public of its commitment to ensuring strict compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols, in collaboration with the law enforcement agents deployed to our facility,” the statement said.
In other related development, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has entreated the NSA and GFA to ensure compliance with a 25% capacity rule in our stadium with spectators adhering to social distancing rule and the wearing of masks.