- GFA has handed over its Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence to the government to be used as a coronavirus isolation and treatment facility
- President of the GFA Kurt Okraku made this known press briefing on Thursday, April 16, 2020
- Though the youth of Prampram had earlier rejected the idea, the GFA says all is clear now and the centre can be used as COVID-19 isolation and treatment facility
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has handed over its Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence to the government to be used as a coronavirus isolation and treatment facility.
President of the GFA, Kurt Okraku made this known press briefing on Thursday, April 16, 2020
According to Kurt Okraku, the idea to use the 250-bed facility for the said purpose was initially rejected by the youth of Prampram but the misunderstanding has been sorted.
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Speaking at a press briefing, Kurt Okraku said he was happy that the nation’s number one sport was playing a part in the fight against the pandemic.
This follows the passionate appeal by President Akufo Addo asking all Ghanaians to play their part and join the fight against the deadly coronavirus.
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“Following the passionate appeal by the President of the land H.E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, asking all Ghanaians to join the fight against our biggest ‘enemy’, the Ghana Football Association, led by the Executive Council thought that, regardless of the fact that, we have been going through our own ‘COVID-18’ in the period leading to Normalization and beyond, we will not sit down aloof for which reason we decided that we have a special facility in Prampram that can house up to 250 people.
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“It is strategically placed [so] we decided to offer this facility to the use of government as one of the isolation centres to treat our people, our colleagues, our brothers and sisters who live at Prampram and its environs.Following that singular decision, we decided together with the support of the Ministry of Health and government officials to engage the chief, the elders and the Youth of Prampram and its environs.
“In the last few days, we have gone through that process successfully and we can confidently say that the facility is ready to be used by the government free of charge to ensure that our brothers and sisters are well taken of.“Together we will win this battle and together we will bring our football back,” GFA President Okraku stated at the Ministry of Information’s media briefing on Thursday, April 16.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Father of Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Kwesi Asamoah, has stated that his son has not retired from the senior national side, Black Stars of Ghana.
It was rumoured that the Inter Milan midfielder had decided to retire from the Black Stars.
However, his dad has said that the 31-year-old is ready to return to the Black Stars when handed a call-up.
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