Football set to return in Eswatini

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Reports in Eswatini suggest that there is a silver lining for the return of football, at least before the end of February.

Acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku announced a 30-day extended partial lockdown last month which resulted in all sports being put to a halt.

But with the government expected to review the current lockdown in the next coming days, football is likely to resume before the end of this month.

Eswatini Football Association (EFA) Chief Executive Officer Frederick Mngomezulu could neither confirm nor deny the news when reached for comment by local publication Swazi Observer.

“We are currently in consultation with both local and international stakeholders to try and ensure that the current season is concluded in the midst of covid-19,” said Mngomezulu.

“The consultations might be concluded before end of next week and stakeholders should be notified with any other necessary information,” he said.

The MTN Premier League matches were put on ice last month due to the escalating number of coronavirus cases in the country after just two rounds played.

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By Ofhani Munyai 

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