Zimbabwe’s Premier Soccer League plans to import Covid-19 vaccines for football stars and officials as the country prepares for the return of football.
Zimbabwe had to cancel the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 outbreak early last year.
Although it remains unclear when football will return, the PSL has shared proposals with clubs which include purchasing vaccines for footballers.
The Southern African nation has recorded over 1320 deaths to the deadly pandemic.
According to a Bulawayo daily The Chronicle, PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele said the World Health Organisation together with respective governments around the world are recommending vaccination as a solution to curbing or minimising Covid-19.
“The PSL will seek application to get clearance from the Ministry of Health (and Child Care) to import recommended vaccines for all the players and officials. The process of vaccination will be carried out by the PSL medical committee doctors. All guidelines regarding vaccination to be strictly followed by all stakeholders,” wrote Ndebele.
Last week, Fifa president Gianni Infantino said footballers should not be considered among the priority groups for receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, leaving organisations like the PSL with no option but to source the vaccines themselves.
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By FARPost Reporter