Kaizer Chiefs are in crisis and face the real prospect of forfeiture after confirming the inability to host Cape Town City in their next DStv Premiership clash due to a Covid-19 outbreak.
Chiefs are scheduled to face the Citizens in a league clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Amakhosi released a club statement confirming at least 31 positive cases at the club, forcing the closure of its Naturena training base indefinitely.
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.
City confirmed to this publication that it had travelled to Gauteng to honour the fixture with the PSL now set to make a decision on the Chiefs' urgent request.