The Free State-based ABC Motsepe League side, Mathaithai FC team manager Kamohelo Mokoena took to the club’s Facebook page to express his thoughts on the postponement of all amateur football activities.
This comes after local football governing body SA Football Association (Safa) suspended all amateur football activities as a result of the rapid increase in new positive COVID-19 cases.
This decision came after the Sebete Boys defeated Royal Stars FC 4-2, cementing their glory as the Free State ABC Motsepe League’s Nedbank Cup Preliminary Games winners.
The team was expected to lock horns with the SAB League side Excelsior United on the 9th of January 2021 to claim their spot in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup.
Mokoena spoke on how this postponement has caused a huge blow for them as they were on a winning spree. He also acknowledged the possibility of such affecting the player’s momentum but most importantly flagged the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, Mokoena went on to give credit to the technical team and players for always fighting for the team regardless of the challenges the country is currently facing.
“I would like to thank the supporters of the team for always rallying behind the team even in these trying times and I urge and plead that we all comply with the regulations of COVID-19 by wearing our masks at all times, sanitize and wash your hands regularly,” he stated.
Safa is expected to review this decision by the 31st of January 2021 post risk assessment and advice.
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By Xiluva Mabunda