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FIFA/CAF approves Ghana FA’s request to admit 4000 fans to watch Ghana vs Zimbabwe WC qualifier Featured

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World football governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have approved the Ghana Football Association's request to allow 4000 spectators watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast stadium.

The number of fans allowed at the same venue for the Ghana versus Ethiopia game last month has shot up from 2250.


A statement on the Ghana FA website reads: “Through the hard work and negotiating prowess of the Ghana Football Association, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA have approved Ghana’s request to admit spectators for Saturday’s Group G FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Zimbabwe.


“CAF has approved Four Thousand (4,000) spectators for the match - an improvement over the 2,250 spectators which was approved for last month’s opener against Ethiopia.


Per this directive, the Safety and Security Officer of the GFA, Julius Ben Emunah shall together with all the relevant stakeholders i.e., Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority, the Security Agencies and the COVID-19 Officer, Dr. Christine Baah ensure strict adherence of the CAF/FIFA COVID-19 protocols.


“The GFA advise Ghanaians to obey all the Protocols strictly to first and foremost have a successful match and also to avoid any sanctions from CAF and FIFA.


“The Group G encounter between Ghana and Zimbabwe will kick off at 1600GMT on Saturday, October 9, 2021.”

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