The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification match between Ghana and Sudan at the Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday will be played behind closed doors due Covid-19.
As part of measures put in place by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to ensure that football is played in the safest possible way, these and many other guidelines have been put in place.
CAF insists that game have to be played under utmost strict conditions to ensure that the players and officials are protected from coronavirus.
In the guidelines are mandatory protocols to be observed before games are played. As a result all 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 all the laid down protocols before, during and after the match.
Journalists who intend to run live commentary during the match shall observe social distancing. There will be no post-match press conference, mixed zone or photo opportunities. Only photographers of the two teams shall be allowed to do that.
The communication GFA nonetheless will conduct a virtual post-match press conference via the offical Facebook page of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).