President Akufo-Addo can confirm the ban on competing in contact sports in Ghana has been lifted in the wake of the latest easing COVID 19 related restrictions in the West African country.

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo in his address to the nation further eased restrictions on sports by lifting the ban on contact sports which were hitherto maintained for safety reasons.

UG (Blue) v Reformers in Accra League matchup

While the President directly referenced precautionary measures on football in relation to lifting the ban, his statement was blanket and covers sports disciplines that were affected by the ban.

“Towards the progressive easing of restrictions, Government has taken the decision to allow the resumption of training in all contact sports” he said.

Titans (orange) v Francophone Stars in Tema League matchup

This means suspended basketball competitions can resume; a host of competitions in the sport have been suspended for several months due to the pandemic.

Multiple basketball league campaigns including the GSP League, Tema Basketball League and Accra League have been affected extensively.

Matchup in GSP League

The likes of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Championship was not spared either but can conclude in the latter part of the year.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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