SAFA suspends amateur football


Women’s football in the amateur ranks like Sasol League and Absa League has been delt a huge blow.

The South African Football Association has suspended all amateur football in the country, bring to a halt the Sasol League and Absa League in provinces and regions.

“Following Sunday, 27 June 2021 announcement by State President, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa to put the country on Alert Level 4 and suspend all social gatherings, SAFA would like to advise that all amateur football activities have been suspended until 11 July 2021.”

“However, the annual ABC Motsepe national play offs will go ahead as planned and are being played in the safe bio-bubble environment,” read the statement.

“The Association will give further guidance in consultation with the national government with regards to non-professional football.

“In the meantime, we request all South Africans to play their part to contain the spread of the virus by observing all Covid-19 protocols that involve wearing of masks, observing social distancing, following strict hygienic processes and staying at home when necessary,” added the SAFA statement.

The Sasol League national play-offs which were scheduled to take place in December might be affected because of the suspension.

Sasol leagues in most provinces are in the second leg and expected to be concluded in August/September.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter