The political turmoil that has engulfed the provinces of KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng has had an impact to some football teams in KZN.
With people closing roads and looting shops, Maritzburg United, Golden Arrows and AmaZulu have decided to cancel their training sessions for today for safety reasons.
The protests in the province have spread from townships to both Durban and Maritzburg CBD, where residents have looted shops and burnt cars.
Maritzburg United comunnications officer Nigel Naicker confirmed to FARPost that their training on Monday was canceled for safety reasons and they would examine the situation going forward.
“Training has been canceled today, we are going to going to check the situation and decide if we train tomorrow,” said Naicker.
Meanwhile, AmaZulu, who came back for pre-season last week, also called off their training because of the unrest. Brilliant Mkhathini who is the communications officer told this publication that they did not train today.
“No, we are not training today, we’ll hear from the management about the rest of the week,” said Mkhathini.
Golden Arrows appealed to their fans to stay safe in their homes.
“We would like to appeal to all of our loyal followers and all other citizens of South Africa to please stay home and keep safe during these trying times in our Country,” read a tweet from Arrows.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter