SAFA: It’s all systems go with referees

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the first group of match officials have been “called up to camp at a Johannesburg hotel” in anticipation of the resumption of football in South Africa.

A statement on SAFA’s website said, “South African Football Association (SAFA) has called up the first group of match officials to camp at a Johannesburg hotel in anticipation of the resumption of professional football on 1 August 2020.”

“The match officials checked in at a Sandton hotel and all underwent COVID-19 testing. The next group is expected to arrive next week and will also be tested and complete the pool required for the remainder of the season.

“SAFA chief medical officer, Dr Thulani Ngwenya said he is happy with the COVID-19 safety compliance measures at the hotel as well as the condition of the officials he has seen. He added that the Association is now awaiting the match schedule from the PSL in order to process their appointment for the respective matches.”

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