SAFA sets conditions for amateur football to proceed

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The South African Football Association has reiterated the importance of adhering to Covid-19 regulations for all its affiliates.

SAFA have revealed that Hollywoodbets Super League and ABC Motsepe League national play-offs will continue as planned.

Amateur football bodies who wish to conclude their leagues have been given guidelines to follow before they can go back to the field.

Below are the regulations and directives by SAFA, as stated in their statement.

“Provincial, Regional and LFA Leagues – based on uncertainty about the ability to follow the Health and Safety Protocol procedures, all the structures which would like to continue with their matches must.”

3.1 Appoint the compliance Officers who will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer as and when they are required to do so.

3.2 Submit proposed Health and Safety Protocol measures, which will be implemented by the relevant structure in helping to manage and control the spread of the coronavirus.

3.3 The proposed Health and Safety Protocol procedures must be approved by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Thulani Ngwenya at thulani.ngwenya@safa.net

3.4 Continuous monitoring of the adherence to the Health and Safety Protocol measures must be done by the relevant structure, which will also be held accountable.

3.5 Matches can only resume or continue subject to the recommendation by the CMO and approval of the CEO of SAFA.

“The South African Football Association sincerely hope that all the stakeholders will also understand and commit to the reduction of the coronavirus infections through adherence to the proposed Health and Safety Protocol procedures as proposed by the Government,” concluded the statement.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter