CAF have announced that it will allow a crowd attendance of 30% of the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium capacity for the 2020 Total Caf Super Cup scheduled to take place today in Doha.
Al Ahly of Egypt, the 2019/20 Total Caf Champions League winner will lock horns with Morocco’s RS Berkane, who are the winners of the Total Caf Confederation Cup 2019/20.
“Following discussions and agreement with Caf, the Local Organising Committee of the Total Caf Super Cup 2020 has decided to allow a crowd attendance of 30% of the stadium capacity in the 29th edition of the game,” said Caf in a press release.
“The permission for fans to attend the game was given according to the instructions of the Ministry of Public Health and consultation with Caf, after the gradual lifting of the restrictions that have been imposed recently in the country in several stages to limit the spread of Covid-19. With regards to local and international sporting events, the lifting of restrictions has allowed the attendance of a limited number of fans at events in open places, provided that they have been vaccinated.
“Doha’s hosting of the Total CAF Super Cup match comes as part of the cooperation agreement signed between the Qatar Football Association and the Confederation of African Football.”
The following points were presented by the Ministry of Public Health, in coordination with the local organising committee and Caf:
a) 30% of the stadium capacity will be open for fans who have received the two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, for those aged 12 years and above, as well as those who have recovered from Covid-19 in the nine months before the match. This is according to the first phase of the plan for the gradual lifting of the restrictions, especially the ones pertaining to sports events.
b) Organisers and attendees are bound by all the requirements stipulated in the protocol for the return of activities, events and exhibitions, published by the Ministry of Public Health.
c) No drinks or food may be served or taken by the spectators to the stands.
d) The crowd should not gather anywhere outside and inside the stadiums, especially at the entrances.
e) Rules of social distancing must be fully adhered to, and attendees must wear masks all the time.
The above-mentioned conditions are set to be adhered to by everyone, both the organisers and the participants.
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