Kaizer Chiefs on Friday night confirmed that they won’t be able to host Cape Town City for their DStv Premiership clash after the league failed to respond to calls to postpone their games after a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.
The Glamour Boys requested the Premier Soccer League to postpone their next four league matches after 31 members of the Chiefs family tested positive for coronavirus.
With the league not responding, Chiefs took matters into their own hands and decided to call off Saturday’s game as they would not be able to field a team.
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) December 3, 2021
Chiefs announced the decision in a statement:
In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 infections that has befallen the Club, Kaizer Chiefs submitted two letters to the Premier Soccer League pleading for the postponement of the remaining matches scheduled for the month of December following the outbreak.
In the interim, the prevailing circumstances dictate that Kaizer Chiefs must sadly confirm that the Club will be unable to host the match against Cape Town City, scheduled for Saturday, 4 December at 18:00. At least 31 employees have tested positive for the virus and the Club has subsequently been obliged to instruct all players, members of the technical team and staff, who are deemed primary contacts, to quarantine as per official protocols.
Unfortunately, this is the only option available in the current situation and, as a responsible corporate citizen, Kaizer Chiefs upholds its duty to protect the lives of those around us – including others – and do our best to avoid an outbreak that might potentially affect the league and the country.
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