Mauritius cancel their football season

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The Mauritius Football Association (MFA) became the first football motherbody in the African continent to officially abandon their League due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MFA announced the cancellation of all the results of the current season on Tuesday so that the new season will begin, upon the return of sports activity.

The Indian Ocean island nation currently have 268 cases with 7 deaths.

MFA secretary-general Paul Didier Gnanapragassa said they arrived at the decision to end the season after consulting with their members and the country’s relevant authorities.

“Following our previous correspondence dated 19th of March 2020, on the suspension of all football activities until further notice due to the Covid-19 Outbreak, we would like to inform you, as-to-date, about the definitive cessation of all national and regional football leagues in the national interest,” said Gnanapragassa in a circular to MFA members.

“After considering the opinion of each member and mainly in consultation with the authorities during the past week, it has been, hence, decided that this current season 2019/20 ends up with immediate effect, resulting thus to the irretrievable abandonment of all championships at any level of competition,” read the circular.

The MFA has not communicated if Grande Riviere Sud Est Wanderers who are current log leaders would be declared champions or if Cercle de Joachim and Savanne who are the bottom 2, would be relegated.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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