Covid-19 outbreak throws Chiefs into disarray

Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs have made an appeal to have their fixtures for the month of December postponed due to the rising covid-19 cases at the club which has left them with a depleted squad.

According to the club, no less than 31 people tested positive forcing the temporary closure of their base in Naturena until next week.

"The club has written to the Premier Soccer League to request for a postponement of the four upcoming games in December against Cape Town City (4 December), Golden Arrows (8 December), Sekhukhune FC (12 December) and Royal AM (22 December) to avoid the risk of infection and further spread of the virus and allow those affected to recover and complete their quarantine period before they can play against other teams," read a statement from the club.

According to the PSL fixtures list, Chiefs are due to play Cape Town City on Saturday, then Arrows on December 8, Sekhukhune on December 12, Royal AM on December 19 and Maritzburg United on December 22 before they break for Christmas.

"We view this as a case of force majeure as what the club is experiencing as a consequence of COVID and the protocols it is obliged to implement, is totally beyond the control of the Club. The Club does not at the moment have sufficient players nor a technical team to constitute a team.

"We have appealed to the League to seriously consider the matter for the sake of everyone’s health and safety because there are many other people involved in organising a game. The team will be closely monitored by our medical team, while we continue to maintain COVID risk mitigation protocols," says the club.

The league is yet to respond.

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