SAFA give update on amateur football resumption


The South African Football Association (SAFA) have confirmed that a request has been submitted to the Government for amateur football to resume under lockdown Level 2.

As reported by FARPost last week, SAFA’s competitions made recommendations that the ABC Motsepe League resume during the first week of October.

In a statement released on Thursday, the association also reassured their commitment to ensure that two clubs be promoted to the GladAfrica Championship, as per the football regulations.

“The South African Football Association (SAFA) has submitted a request for the resumption of amateur football under Level 2 to the Government in line with Regulations gazatted on 17 August 2020,” read the statement.

“As soon as the Government approves the application, the Association shall communicate with all stakeholders on commencement dates and processes. In the meantime, all amateur football must remain suspended until SAFA gets the go-ahead response from the Government,” they said.

During the meeting which took place two weeks back, the competitions committee made the following recommendations:

-ABC Motsepe League clubs should start training on 01 September to prepare for their 01 October 2020 restart.

-Regional and LFA leagues should wait until Lockdown Level 1 to resume.

-All women’s leagues from LFA to National level suspended or cancelled for 2020.

-All development leagues are cancelled in 2020 and will start afresh in February 2021.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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