Not yet time for football return –SRC

by | Jul 15, 2021 | Sport | 0 comments

Alex Ndhlovu

The request by the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) to resume the Chibuku Super Cup was rejected by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) citing the Continued rising of Covid-19 virus infections.

The SRC said it will only listen to requests for sports resumption after July 26 when two weeks of lockdown gazetted by the Government expires.

All sporting activities were banned on July 2 after a surge in Covid-19 infections.

Acting SRC Director General Sebastian Garikayi told Zifa that it is not safe to resume the action.

“In the interest of public health and safety, all incoming and outgoing sports tours are hereby suspended with immediate effect. Your NSA is requested to check with the SRC after the 26th of July 2021 in the event of a probable review,” said Garikayi.

He called on sports stakeholders to respect the suspension and ensure that they do not worsen an already bad situation.

“The SRC will continue to liaise with Government in that regard. Please abide by this suspension without exception.
“However, in the meantime, national sports associations are urged to encourage their members to undergo vaccination, particularly those with members participating at national level. All enquiries should be directed to the SRC in writing,” added Garikayi.