//Sports: Football Kicks Off in South Africa Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Sports: Football Kicks Off in South Africa Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Football is again in play after a 5-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa — the most affected us of a on the African continent.

All 57 cup and league fits will be staged in Gauteng, the hardest-hit province in the country by way of coronavirus, which has claimed 9,298 lives nationally and is the highest demise toll in Africa.

Drastic fitness restrictions will be imposed on the a range of ABSA Premiership groups as the Minister of Sports pointed out how neighbouring Zambia stopped championships due to a spike in cases.

Which begs the query as to whether or not their absence will have a big terrible have an effect on on the games. To be found this Saturday with the semi-finals of the FA Cup in Soweto.

Two-time champions, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will face off on Tuesday in the League in Soweto as they each hope to beat Kaizer Chiefs, who are presently in the lead with less than eight days left to play.

(AFP)