Cape City Metropolis FC and the SuperSport TV crew will flip up on the FNB Stadium for the scheduled match in opposition to Kaizer Chiefs.
Kaizer Chiefs have twice written to the Premier Soccer League, first to ask for a postponement after which to declare that they are going to be unable to honour the fixture.
In an announcement on Kaizer Chiefs’ web site the membership have declared that they can not and won’t honour the fixture as they’ve despatched all gamers and workers into quarantine following an outbreak of COVID-19 at Naturena.
“In mild of the latest outbreak of Covid-19 infections that has befallen the Membership, 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.
“Within the interim, the prevailing circumstances dictate that Kaizer Chiefs should sadly affirm that the Membership might be unable to host the match in opposition to Cape City Metropolis, scheduled for Saturday, four December at 18:00. No less than 31 staff have examined constructive for the virus and the Membership has subsequently been obliged to instruct all gamers, members of the technical staff and workers, who’re deemed main contacts, to quarantine as per official protocols.
“Sadly, that is the one possibility accessible within the present scenario and, as a accountable company citizen, Kaizer Chiefs upholds its obligation to guard the lives of these round us – together with others – and do our greatest to keep away from an outbreak which may doubtlessly have an effect on the league and the nation.”
Cape City Metropolis to show as much as face Kaizer Chiefs
Whereas Kaizer Chiefs have made it clear they gained’t be fielding a staff Cape City Metropolis will honour the sport and report for obligation on the FNB Stadium on Saturday based on Soccer Laduma. The match commissioner, the match officers in addition to the TV crew will do the identical based on the most recent studies.
In January Cape Umoya United had been compelled to honour a fixture regardless of lacking most of their squad attributable to COVID-19 protocols, this precedent implies that Chiefs will both take a forfeit or discipline a massively depleted staff.