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South African League To Resume In August

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Frankie Omokhua

The South African domestic league is set to resume on Aug. 8, following its earlier suspension because if the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to reports, all matches will be played behind closed doors in a secure environment in Johannesburg and Pretoria, with fans unlikely to be allowed back into venues in the remaining part of this year as the country is yet to reach its peak of infections.

The season will get back under way with the semi-finals of the domestic FA Cup competition, before the league resumes three days later on Aug. 11.

Kaizer Chiefs lead the title race by four points from second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand and nine matches still to play.

South Africa has recorded the fifth highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world at 445,433 as of Sunday, though, has a comparatively low death count of 6,769.

Morocco’s domestic league will restart on Monday, Aug. 3, while Egyptian domestic football is set to resume on Aug. 6 as African nations get to grips with how to continue sporting activities through the pandemic.

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