Domestic football in Ghana is in lockdown after the West African nation recorded cases of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA), on Sunday March 15, supported a presidential ban on sporting activities by suspending all its competitions – which were heading into the midway stage – until further notice.
The directive aims at curbing the further spread of the virus which has now been contracted by nine persons in the country.
But mid-season transfer window for the 2019/20 Premier, Division One and Women’s Leagues opened as scheduled on March 16.
Jesse Agyepong, Vice-Chairman of the Premier League Management Committee (PLMC), explained in an interview saying “…registration of players will go on even though GFA has suspended all football competitions” but added that “the league will not resume till the President of Ghana says otherwise or allows gathering of people. Clubs can register players at the FA because the necessary steps have been put in place.”
Clubs are allowed to beef up their squads in this mid-season transfer market until midnight April 13.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has warned clubs of strict compliance with the timeline given.
“All participating clubs in the Premiership and the second tier are expected to complete their second window signings before this deadline.
“Again, clubs are to note that there shall be strict enforcement to the directive. Delays and excuses would not be tolerated,” read portions of a statement by the GFA.