National playoffs to be played behind closed doors

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Due to strict Covid-19 regulations, the upcoming ABC Motsepe national playoffs scheduled to kick off on Monday, 28 June will be played behind closed doors.

This means spectators, members of the media and scouts are strictly prohibited from attending the playoffs.

This year’s national playoffs will take place in Mbombela, Mpumalanga from 28 June – 3 July, where two teams to reach the final will be promoted into the National First Division (NFD).

‘’Due to Covid-19 regulations enforced by the national government, we will play the ABC Motsepe national playoffs behind closed doors and have 100 people maximum in the stadium,” said SAFA CEO, Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe.

‘’We therefore can only accommodate the two clubs playing at the time, medics and the local organising committee (LOC) which includes SAFA media,’’ said Motlanthe.

‘’We are aware that the national playsoffs always evoke national interest especially from scouts around the country but this time we are in the middle of a devastating pandemic and we need to put the health of people first ahead of any other thing,’’ he added.

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