Cape Town City will be at FNB Stadium to face Amakhosi, despite Covid-19 chaos

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Cape Town City players celebrate.(Photo by Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix/Gallo Images)
Cape Town City players celebrate.(Photo by Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix/Gallo Images)

Cape Town City FC will be at FNB Stadium on Saturday evening to face Kaizer Chiefs in their scheduled DStv Premiership clash as per normal, despite Amakhosi being "unable" to host the match.

Chiefs have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic whereby 31 of their staff have tested positive for the virus.

The club then appealed to the PSL Executive Committee to have all their matches for December postponed, including today's game against City.

Their appeal has since been turned down by the PSL which has forced Chiefs to withdraw from the match.

The Citizens have released a statement confirming they will be at FNB Stadium today at 18:00 for the kick-off of the scheduled game and should Chiefs not pitch up they will claim the three points on offer.

"Our match day will be as per normal, pre-match meal, activation, heading to the stadium, get kitted. We expect the officials and SuperSport (broadcasters) to be there as well."

Amakhosi's initial statementthat was released confirming at least 31 Covid-19 positive cases.

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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