Habiba Atta: Comply with directives to be healthy

Author: George Ernest Asare
Madam Habiba Atta Forson

A member of the Ghana Football Association Executive Council (ExCo), Madam Habiba Atta Forson, has implored  female players to abide by the government’s directives regarding the COVID-19 epidemic to keep them healthy during the break.

While commending the government for the initiative, including the closure of the nation’s borders and a two-week lock down in some parts of the country, to check the spread of the pandemic, Miss Forson said without isolating themselves from social gatherings and maintaining personal hygiene, some of the players could be infected with the deadly disease.

“You need to be healthy to be able to play competitive football, hence the need to comply with all directives regarding personal hygiene and social distancing so they can return to compete when the ban on social gathering is lifted,” she advised.

Madam Habiba Atta, who is also the chairperson of the Black Queens Management Committee and founder of Kumasi-based Fabulous Ladies FC, commended the GFA for suspending all football operations in Ghana in response to the government’s directive to  ban public gatherings .

She said the quick response to the directives prevented football fans from converging at the various sports facilities to be exposed to the virus which had then started infecting a section of the citizenry.

'So far, none of our players has been infected with COVID-19, and my expectation is that we will strictly abide by the government’s directives so that the trauma associated with the disease will be consigned to history soon,” she noted.