Football returns in Botswana

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Botswana Football Association (BFA) have announced that football activities have been granted a green light to resume.

This comes after the Government Gazette Extraordinary, dated 7th September 2021, stating that competitive football in Botswana has been allowed to start.

The BFA has since welcomed the recent decision with open arms.

Meanwhile, the Association’s medical committee had developed protocols to prevent further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, considering how the deadly virus has been a challenge in the country’s sporting fraternity.

In a virtual meeting held last month on safer to return to play, the BFA Medical Committee chairperson, Dr Lone Bogwasi added that: “In the time that football was allowed almost all clubs (87.5%) had a low risk of infection upon assessment.

“Only 2 clubs (13%) scored a moderate risk with amendments to be made. No club scored high risk. From the cohort of players, 79 players were affected by COVID-19 since the pandemic started and we conducted spot checks to ensure teams continue to comply with the set standards.

“These checks had been ongoing until the ban of sporting activity was announced. There had been considerable compliance by the teams and the BFA had been confident that football can be played as long as teams and all stakeholders uphold the compliance guidelines.”

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By FARPost Reporter