CAF have given its approval for Hearts of Oak to admit fans to the Accra Sports Stadium when the Phobians host Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Club next weekend.
According to a release by the Ghana Football Association, the Phobians can admit 2000 fans in the first leg clash.
The Phobians host the Moroccans next Sunday.
A statement from the GFA reads:
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to exceptionally allow the presence of 2,000 spectators for the TotalEnergies CAF CL 2021/22 – Hearts of Oak (GHA) Vs W.A.C (MAR) – Match 45.
In a letter sent to the GFA, the continent’s governing body reiterated that the CAF and FIFA covid-19 match protocols clearly state that all matches must be played behind closed doors.
It however added that it has taken the decision to exceptionally grant the GFA and Hearts of Oak’s request after analyzing and assessing the safety & security situation at the Accra Sports Stadium.
“Accordingly, a decision has been taken to exceptionally allow the presence of 2,000 spectators given that the National Safety & Security Officer (Julius Ben Emunah) and Club Safety & Security Officer will coordinate all safety measures on the aforementioned match”.
“We kindly ask your cooperation to fully comply with the above decision, while noting that in case of non-respect, your federation will be subject to disciplinary sanctions by CAF”, Raul Chipenda Development Director stated in the letter.