Black Stars fans told to avoid handshakes during Ghana-Uganda AFCON clash
Football fans who would throng the Baba Yara Sports to watch the Ghana-Uganda African Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday, have been told to avoid handshakes.
This comes amid the outbreak of cholera and the growing anxiety over the spread of the deadly haemorrhagic viral Ebola infection, which has hit some countries in the West Africa.
Dr Kwaku Boateng, Medical Officer in charge of the Stadium Clinic also advised that supporters thoroughly washed their hands with sanitizers before and on their return from the stadium.
He said the threat of the infection “is real” and that it is important for people to take precautions to keep themselves safe.
Dr Boateng told GNA Sports that a team of medical personnel drawn from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) supported by the National Ambulance Service and paramedics would be on hand to respond to emergencies during the match.
According to Saka Acquaye, Ashanti Regional Sports Director, there would also be a strong security presence.
A total of about 900 officers drawn from the military, the Police, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), National Security and other security services will be present to enforce safety.
Acquaye said the National Sports Authority (NSA) was also in touch with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the stadium.
He announced that tickets for the match would be sold in advance – 48 hours to the game.