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‘It will be irresponsible to restart football without a 100% safety guarantee’

Sports News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

2020-05-19

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Dr. Prince Pambo says it will be “irresponsible to restart football without a 100% safety guarantee”.

The celebrated medical practitioner and sports physician insists there is no need to rush into returning to the pitch if the adherence to safety precaution has not been met.

Dr Pambo, who wants the 2019/2020 season cancelled, wants a 100% safety guarantee before the season can restart.

“It’s more than irresponsible to start football now without a 100% safety guarantee,” he told Asempa FM

“From the word go -we have to take time and start afresh. Those who are pushing that we start football must understand that it won’t be that easy.

“I don’t know the dynamics but if there isn’t a 100 percent safety guarantee, it won’t be proper to risk anyone’s life. Some are claiming we should play behind closed-door – which is fine but a lot will go into it.

“The players, technical staff, administrators and close contact staff must all be quarantined in an air-tight environment before matches.

“They must all be tested before every single league match. The cosmetic ways of doing things won’t happen. There has to be robust testing every week and the wearing of mask.”

Pamboe, who has been vociferous in the campaign against the restart of football in the West African football nation, has been dropped from the Ghana Football Association’s medical committee.

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