The South African Football Association (SAFA) has announced that the World Football Summit (WFS) which was scheduled for March 17-18 in Durban, South Africa has been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.
“In the light of COVID-19 outbreak, which has been officially declared a global pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO), we have been forced to take the difficult decision to postpone the celebration of WFS,” they said.
SAFA said the decision came after closely monitoring the evolving corona virus outbreak and assessing the risk it will have on visitors.
“During the last few months we have strived to put together an event of the caliber that the African football industry deserves. This decision is heart-breaking for the WFS team,” they noted.
SAFA has also said that they will keep monitoring the situation closely while exploring options to reschedule WFS Africa for July-August 2020 depending on the global evolution of the outbreak.