South African Football Association (SAFA) have suspended the Hollywoodbets Super League games with immediate effect.
The suspension was informed by the recommendations made by the SAFA Chief Medical Officer, Dr Thulani Ngwenya who is also the association’s Compliance Officer.
In reaching the decision, the Chief Medical Officer considered the alarming daily increases in the number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country, players testing positive and the difficulty in containing the new delta variant which is much more infectious.
Hollywoodbets Commercial Manager Sandisiwe Bhengu says the suspension of the league was necessary.
“Hollywoodbets supports putting the safety of the Hollywoodbets Super League players, coaching staff and all stakeholders first. In light of the government’s decision to shift South Africa to the adjusted level four lockdown, SAFA’s decision to suspend the league is necessary. Hollywoodbets will continue with our efforts of growing this league and uplifting the participants in the sport.” Bhengu said.
The Hollywoodbets Super League matches will now resume on the weekend of 7 August 2021. This is to allow all those who may be infected sufficient time to quarantine, and to also afford all teams adequate time to prepare for the league’s resumption.
SAFA would like to sincerely remind teams and all those involved to avoid physical gatherings and crowded spaces, and to adhere strictly to all health protocols, including social distancing, the wearing of masks, sanitizing and washing of hands regularly.
Written by: Diski Voice