The South African Football Association will not be postponing as Premier Soccer League matches in South Africa as yet in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreaks.
In a statement on Saturday, SAFA said the Coronavirus is not et an epidemic and there is no need to shift the football program as yet.
“The virus is not an epidemic yet. We are positive that the situation will improve rather than worsen. We believe that there is no need to either suspend or postpone the football program in the country at this stage”
“As the football family of South Africa, we are taking our cue from our Government, represented by the Department of Health and our football mother bodies, Fifa and Caf. We will be guided by these authorities in all the decisions that we will be taking.”
“We have full confidence in our Health Authorities. We have seen critical patients getting better after coming into contact with the virus.”
South African cases continue to toll with over 20 cases to date. The English Premier Leauge has since moved the football program to April while monitoring the cases.