The SA Football Association (Safa) led by its president Danny Jordaan (pictured) will be meeting with the SA Minister of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday in Pretoria to give a report and update on the impact of the Coronavirus on football. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky BackpagePix
The SA Football Association (Safa) led by its president Danny Jordaan (pictured) will be meeting with the SA Minister of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday in Pretoria to give a report and update on the impact of the Coronavirus on football. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky BackpagePix

Safa to meet with SA government to plan way forward as Covid-19 continues to spread

By ANA Time of article published Mar 17, 2020

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JOHANNESBURG The SA Football Association (Safa) led by its president Danny Jordaan will be meeting with the SA Minister of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday in Pretoria to give a report and update on the impact of the coronavirus on football.

At the international level, the delegation will explain measures taken by Fifa, Uefa and leagues in Europe including the English Premier League, LaLiga in Spain and Serie A in Italy as well as the Uefa Champions League.

Safa released the following statement:

“At the continental level, the Safa delegation will explain to Mthethwa measures taken by the continental body, Confederation of African Football (Caf) in relation to the senior men’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers for Cameroon 2021 and the Fifa World Cup 2022 qualifiers in Qatar.

Safa noted attempts to play football in empty stadiums was not achieving the desired results after three players in Serie A tested positive in the process.

The positive testing of players and coaches in Europe is a particular concern for Safa and these matters will be raised with the minister.” 

African News Agency (ANA)

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