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Abdul Salam Yakubu calls for calm over delay in the resumption of football in Ghana

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New Edubiase United President, Abdul Salam Yakubu has called on Ghanaian clubs to exercise patience despite the delay in the return of football in the country.

The President of Ghana banned all sporting activities in mid-March following the COVID-19 breakout.

During the 14th Speech of Nana Akufo-Addo, restrictions on non-contact sports were lifted. Two female national teams – Black Princesses and Maidens – were also given presidential clearance to start preparation for qualifiers to Caf and Fifa tournaments.

Unfortunately, nothing was said about contact sports during the president’s last speech Sunday.

Abdul Salam indicated that the president cannot be blamed for the delay because the restrictions were put in place to protect Ghanaians and the football fraternity at large.

“It’s the COVID-19 that halted everything and not the president’s fault. It’s a global issue. The government took such decisions to protect Ghanaians and the football fraternity. Churches and Mosques were all affected by the restrictions, ” he told Hello FM

“Last week, the football fraternity was happy because we thought the president was going to lift the restrictions on football, but nothing was said about it.

“It’s a big blow to our players especially. It’s a global issue so we cannot blame the president. I think we should calm down. I have heard the president saying the game will be resuming now and that’s positive.

“I know in his next speech he may live the ban on football.

He added, “For now, I think we should be allowed to start training, that will not be bad. So that we start the season in October or November.”

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