Mamelodi Sundowns have issued a statement after Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza confirmed the suspension of this week’s Premier Soccer League action.
The Brazilians was set to lock horns with Orlando Pirates tomorrow at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, however, after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the Coronavirus outbreak a national disaster, extreme measures have been set in place to prevent the spread of the disease.
One of which is that mass gatherings of 100 people and more is prohibited, which means that football activity would need to be suspended for a period of time.
Sundowns have since issued their statement on the matter, which read, “Mamelodi Sundowns’ match against Orlando Pirates has been postponed following the State President’s pronouncement that gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited due to the Corona Virus outbreak, as well as the subsequent decision by the Premier Soccer League to postpone all matches under its auspices, including the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.”
“The match against Pirates, which was scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 17 March 2020) at the Loftus Stadium will be played at a later stage.”
“Supporters that have already bought tickets, are encouraged to keep their tickets safe and will be advised on the way forward (to either use the tickets at a later stage or get a refund).”
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused and are in solidarity with those that have lost their loved ones and are affected by the outbreak.”
“We encourage everyone to exercise care and take the necessary precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Corona Virus as per the guidelines,” as stated on their official website.