SAFA suspend all amateur football


The South African Football Association (SAFA) has suspended, with immediate effect, all non-professional football in the wake of rising cases of COVID-19 infections.

The suspension includes training sessions, courses, workshops and all matches. The matter will be reviewed by 31 January 2021 when the Association makes further risk assessments and advice.

This extraordinary step is taken in the interest of the safety of players, technical staff, administrators, match officials, the media and all other personnel involved in the organisation and staging of matches and other football events.

Professional football will continue under the measures already being implemented by our Special Member, the National Soccer League.

This must however be done in compliance with the applicable protocols of Government’s Risk Adjusted Strategy of the Disaster Management Act with respect to the curfew and closure of venues and as it is further explained in the Directives issues by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture.

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