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Sports and Arts & Culture minister Nathi Mthethwa has put the responsibility of players’ health and safety on the South African Football Association (SAFA) shoulders amid Covid-19 as the body prepares to resume.
Minister Mthethwa said SAFA must assume full responsibility for the safety and security of its members, staff and athletes in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
“Ensure that all its members comply with the provisions of these Directions, Regulations and any other applicable legislation”
“A sport body (SAFA) and its affiliate members are jointly and severally responsible for any claim for damages or negligence arising as a result of failure to take reasonable measures in curbing the spread of COVID-19” said the minister.
As various sporting bodies and teams prepares to resume activities positive Covid-19 cases were confirmed among athletes, Soweto football giant Kaizer Chiefs has also confirmed several cases among players.