The African Union forms a team of experts to monitor the development of the spread of the Coruna virus on the continent

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has formed a team of experts to monitor the development of the spread of the new Corona virus in the continent, stressing on Friday that it may even resort to canceling the matches in case there is a threat to the safety of the players and all workers in the game.

“K” stressed that he is following with great interest the development of the spread of this virus, which has reached the brown continent, pointing out that the matter may require the establishment of matches without an audience in some countries, postponement or even cancellation.

“The CAF is following with great interest the development of this epidemic that afflicts our continent. Eight major African football countries have reported cases so far: Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and South Africa,” the CAF said in its statement.

Kave commissioned the medical committee to monitor the development of this disease and put in place measures to protect the health of players and all players in the game.

A team has been formed under the authority of the Malagasy African Football Confederation President Ahmed Ahmed, composed of experts from various fields, especially medical, who bear primary responsibility for the health of players and members of the African football family.

“We are not very worried but we remain vigilant with regard to future matches and championships such as the African Champions League, the Confederation of Africa Cup and the African Nations Nations Championship to be held in Cameroon from 4 to 25 April 2020,” Kave said.

He referred to the team he formed “in contact with the countries that organize these matches and reports in a timely manner regarding the updates of the Executive Committee,” stressing that if the situation requires, and in agreement with the countries concerned, it is envisaged to conduct games behind closed doors, postponement or even cancellation. Meanwhile, advice for the actors in the game is issued in accordance with WHO guidelines. ”

The spread of the Corona virus has negatively affected several sporting events around the world, especially in Asia, where the virus first appeared in China before expanding to countries such as South Korea, Japan, Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, etc., and even to Europe where Italy is one of the most affected countries, before it was also announced. On cases in the African continent, which prompted countries like Morocco to suspend cultural and sports activities in which foreigners participate, and to hold sports matches without an audience.



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