Chiefs close shops over COVID-19

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COVID-19 has forced Kaizer Chiefs into further closures as the club continues to take precautionary measures against the pandemic.

Supporters will be feeling the bite of the new coronavirus one way or another, with Chiefs deciding to suspend all sales at their retail stores.

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However, this will not mean club regalia will no longer be available as Amakhosi faithful wishing to update their wardrobes during the social distancing period can still do so online.

"In the interest of our employees, partners, clients and supporters’ health, Kaizer Chiefs has decided to temporarily close the retail shops located at the Kaizer Chiefs Village in Naturena and the store located at Tramshed shopping centre in Pretoria," the club announced in a statement.

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"The decision to close the retail outlets is brought about by our interest in reducing contact between our retail staff, players and supporters in order to minimise risk and potential exposure to the pandemic.

"Supporters wishing to purchase any product over the next few days can make use of our online platform by logging on and place their orders. It is seamless and safe to shop on the platform. We will maintain our excellent service and improve our supporters’ experience by adding more products on the platform."

Chiefs earlier announced the temporary closure of their youth academy, with all junior players being sent home following SAFA suspending football at all levels as of Wednesday.