Press "Enter" to skip to content

Zambia ends domestic football season as clubs flout COVID-19 protocols

South Sudan NEWS PORTAL (JUBA CITY)

Zambia’s football association (FAZ) said it will end its domestic season on Aug. 6, just weeks after it restarted, due to clubs failing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols.

Zambia’s Patson Daka celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghan

FAZ had hoped to complete the Super League season following its resumption on July 18 but said on Friday only two more rounds are to be played before champions are declared with all teams having played 27 of their 34 scheduled matches.

Any teams unable to fulfill their remaining fixtures would forfeit the points.

“Unfortunately, despite signing up to observe the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, the compliance levels by most of the clubs have not been satisfactory,” FAZ said in a statement.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Hamdouk Receives Message From U.S. Assistant Secretary of State

“Among the breaches noted were failure to manage the isolation of players and officials who tested positive, … failure to observe social distancing and lack of sanitizers and disinfectants at designated places.”

FAZ have set a date of Oct. 17 to start the 2020-21 season, by which time it hopes to have more rigid processes in place.

The decision comes days after Algeria said it would end its season, with CR Belouizdad declared champions and no relegation.

South Africa has unveiled plans to complete its league campaign in bio-secure “bubbles” in Johannesburg and Pretoria, with games set to resume on Aug. 11 and matches taking place almost every day until the Sept. 5 finish.

Continue reading at Africa Live – CGTN Africa

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Latjor state governor appoints ministers, advisors

As reported by Africa Live – CGTN Africa. Enjoyed this news story? Read more South Sudan news features on Africa Live – CGTN Africa.

Credits : Africa Live – CGTN Africa (https://africa.cgtn.com) → Author : South Sudan PRESS REVIEW

Publishing and Aggregation by : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

Permission : Central Press Syndicate South Sudan

Facebook : South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

We respect the intellectual property rights of our news sources and expect our users to do the same. We may provide links to external news sources from time to time, but any trademarks, logos, photographs and videos remain their copyrighted works. If you feel our website violates fair use or infringes on your copyright, inform us immediately for redress.

S.Sudan NEWS PORTAL:  Two-vehicle collision kills over 40 in restive Sudanese region

The Central Press Syndicate of South Sudan publishes articles related to South Sudan from press wires, verified social media sources and Google news, thereby centralizing South Sudanese news from all over the web, in an easy to read format.

Read related stories with similar tags below:

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply