CAF so far has no intention to reschedule fixtures over coronvirus fears: Statement

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 Mar 2020


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said in a statement on Wednesday that it has no intention to reschedule its fixtures over coronavirus fears, as no African country to date has been declared a high risk.

"CAF wishes to inform Member Associations and the entire African football family that we are closely monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world and in particular the African continent," read a statement on the CAF's official website on Wednesday.

"According to the World Health Organisation, no African country till date has been declared a high risk."

"Consequently, CAF has decided to maintain the schedule of all competitions. Also, CAF has been informed of the restrictive measures taken by the authorities of some Member Associations and is in contact to find solutions on a case-by-case basis, with the option of the organisation of matches behind closed doors."

Many countries throughout the world have taken preventative measures to avoid the risk of spreading the virus, with the Italy Serie A postponed until next month and with other leagues playing their competitions behind closed doors.

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