Football suspended for two weeks in Eswatini


All football activities in Eswatini have been suspended with immediate effect for at least two weeks.

This follows government’s decision to strengthen the partial lockdown restrictions in order to curb the spread of covid-19 in the country.

Eswatini will be on strict partial lockdown for the next two weeks following an announcement by the Acting Prime Minister, Themba Nhlanganiso Masuku, on Thursday.

All gatherings of any sort in the country have been banned, regardless of size. This ultimately means even all sport activities, including soccer, have been banned under the revised regulations.

The Ministry of sports, culture and youth affairs, through communications officer Sibongiseni Zondi, confirmed that the revised regulations meant all sports, soccer inclusive, were prohibited.

“It was announced on Thursday that all gatherings were banned. This ultimately means football and all other sports were prohibited,” said Zondi.

The communications officer clarified that football games, regardless of the fact that fans were banned at stadia, were on their own gatherings.

“The only event where people would be allowed to gather is at a funeral, all other gatherings are banned for the next 14 days,” he said.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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