SAFA announced today that all amateur football has been suspended with immediate effect.
The decision was made due to the the increased cases of Covid-19.
SAFA said only professional football, run by the Premier Soccer League, would continue under strict measures.
The national body released the following statement:
“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 include training sessions, courses, workshops and all matches. The matter will be reviewed by 31 January 2021 when the Association will make further risk assessments and advice.”
“This extraordinary step is taken in the interest of 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.”