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Monday 18 October 2021
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GFA sanctions Hearts for violating COVID- 19 protocols

Accra Hearts of Oak

Accra Hearts of Oak

Accra Hearts of Oak SC has been referred to the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for breaching the GFA Covid-19 Matchday protocols.
In view of this, Hearts would play it home matches behind closed doors till the case is determined according to a statement from the GFA.

In addition., only ten Management Members of Accra Hearts of Oak would be allowed at the stadium for home matches whilst the away teams shall also be entitled to same at the Accra sports Stadium.

The statement said GFA condemns, without any reservations, the violations of the GFA Matchday Protocols that took place at the Accra Sports Stadium, despite the plans put in place.

It said further actions may be taken should there be any further violations of the GFA Matchday Protocols and called on other clubs clubs are to take note and comply strictly with the GFA Matchday Protocols.

It added that only 30 persons shall sit at the Upper VIPP during matches with all other stands closed.

“The GFA wishes to sound a note of caution to all members (especially Premier League clubs, Division One League clubs, Women’s Premier League clubs, lower league clubs) and stakeholders that the Association will not hesitate to take action(s) to ensure strict adherence to the national COVID-19 Protocols as well as its approved GFA Matchday Protocols.

“The GFA wishes to assure all Ghanaians that the Association would continue to support the national fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Association has urged all clubs to continue with the education of all their supporters and the public on the COVID-19 protocols.

The Association would continue its engagements with all relevant stakeholders for the safety of all.

Hearts played against Great Olympics last Saturday and the attendance at the stadium was obviously more than the 25% allocated to clubs by the protocols.

Hearts lost the game 2-0.

GNA

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