Maritzburg close doors after lockdown

PSL Lockdown News

Maritzburg United have responded to the State President's call by shutting down all club activities.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown on Monday night that will start on Friday morning and extend for 21 days due to the current outbreak of the coronavirus in South Africa.

Everything is currently on standstill as the number of known coronavirus cases increased to 554 on Tuesday and the government has taken drastic action in an attempt to control the spread.

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The Team of Choice is the latest club to announce the shutdown all their club activities until April 16.

The club's chairman Farook Kadodia tells the club wants to make sure the players and everyone else are safe during this time.

"What is important now is to make sure that players and everyone in the club is safe. We must work together in fighting this challenge," he said.

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The PSL last week announced the indefinite suspension on all domestic leagues and clubs were told to keep training, but after the President's announcement more teams are expected to send staff and players home.

Polokwane City have also confirmed they will send players home this week.

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