All football given green light by Government to resume


The South African Football Association (SAFA) have confirmed that the Government has granted permission for all football activities to resume immediately.

Football was stopped 6 months ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Only professional football was allowed to return under strict regulations in August with amateur level still not permitted.

But the association on Monday confirmed that all football activities can return with immediate effect but under strict protocols.

“We are happy that football will now resume but our members must monitor and ensure that teams follow strict health protocols,” said SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe.

‘’All SAFA health and safety directives must be followed so that we avoid any possible spike of Covid-19 cases,’’ he said.

Before clubs can resume, they need to ensure that the following measures are taken care of:

-The appointment of a Compliance Officer

-Daily screening of Covid-19 symptoms

-Trying as much as possible to observe Covid-19 social distancing

-Sanitization and regular washing of hands

-Wearing of masks as much as possible at any given time, except when training is in session.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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