Ghana’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sudan in Cape Coast on Thursday will be played behind closed doors because of coronavirus.
This is part of a number of measures taken by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to ensure that games are played in the safest possible way.
According to CAF, games have to be played under strict conditions to ensure that players, referees, and officials are protected from the coronavirus pandemic.
The guidance outlines the processes that will need to be in place before games are played. As a result, players, technical team members, essential service providers, and ball boys will undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests before the match.
Members of the media are also being reminded that there shall be strict adherence to the protocols during and after the match. Journalists who intend to run live commentary shall observe social distancing during the match.
There will be no post-match press conference, mixed zone and flash photo opportunities as only the photographers of the two teams will be granted access.
But the communications team will conduct a virtual post-match press conference via the official Facebook page of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The game will be live on television.
Black Stars and Sudan will face off again in Khartoum next week Tuesday.