Accra has Oak has called on all stakeholders to come on board to curb the spread of COVID-19 at various Football match centres rather than solely relying on clubs for enforcement of the COVID-19 protocols.
The accra based club who were first to recieve a Ghana FA ban for non adherence to the ‘Match day COVID-19’ Regulations say the Ghana FA cannot leave the management of COVID-19 protocols solely in the hands clubs.
Speaking on the effects of the ban on the finances of the club, Communication manager, Kwame Opare Addo told Asempa FM’s Enoch Wallas, the State must use its resources to help manage and control fans at Match venues.
“The state must use its resources to help us in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot do this alone, we don’t have the Military or the Police”.
“Imagine the FA and Government comes together to enforce the 25% fans attendance with the use of the Police and the Military, the fans will adhere to their command rather than an ordinary person from the club” he added.
Mr Opare Addo maintained that clubs and the National Sports Authority can never manage the COVID-19 processes if its left for them alone.
“Trust me, if we say we want to leave the management of COVID-19 to the Clubs and the NSA alone, it won’t work, trust me, it will be extremely difficult for any club in Ghana to attempt to manage the COVID-19 by itself, the Police and Military, and other stewards trained by the Ghana FA will best suited for the COVID-19 fight” he added.
Hearts of Oak were made to play their Ghana Premier league match week 13 home game against Legon Cities behind closed doors, with only 10 management members and the media allowed to watch the game.