SA players union urges public to play a role – give Covid-19 a red card


SA Football Players Union (Safpu) vice president Tebogo Monyai has called on all South Africans including the football community to comply with the lockdown by staying at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Let us play a role as the community, let us give the Covid-19 a red card by staying at home,” said Monyai.

“On behalf of the union, on behalf of our members, I would love to thank the South African Police Service (SAPS), the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the South African medical team or staff to have gone an extra mile by risking their lives in order to make sure that the covid-19 is under control,” he added.

According to the department of health, the number of infections continues to grow as there are now 1,326 confirmed cases in the country and three have died from the virus.

SAFPU secretary-general, Nhlanhla Shabalala applauds and salutes the doctors and nurses, ‘the frontline warriors’ for demonstrating ‘patriotism and explicit resilience’ in the fight against coronavirus to ensure the nation remains safe.

“We also have a role to play and let us follow the WHO [World Health Organisation] guidelines in making sure that we sanitize our hands regularly and we keep them clean by washing them with water and soap,” said Shabalala.

“Let us be united as a society, communities, and the nation and make sure that we hashtag, show Covid-19 the red card,” he concluded.

The President of the union Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe joined in and urged everyone to take the novel coronavirus seriously.

By FARPost Reporter 

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