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Coronavirus: Cameroon domestic championships to be played without fans

• In a press statement, the Secretary General of the Cameroon Football Federation said that ‘matches and competitions organized by fecafoot will take place behind closed doors until further notice.’ 

By Beng Emmanuel 

The Cameroon Football Federation has confirmed that the country’s domestic championships and various competitions organized by fecafoot will take place behind closed doors, to limit the spread of Covid-19 until further notice. 

Fans will therefore not be authorised to watch matches from the stadiums contrary to previous years, the Cameroon regulatory football said via a press statement in a tweet.  

The League one and two championship that had been absent for almost a year was recently launched on February 27th ,while the women’s first division championship resumed on March 6th after a break. Other competitions concerned include the annual Cup of Cameroon, the women’s second division league and the youth championship. Also, matches and other related competitions organized by fecafoot must succumb to the said decision. 

“In line with government’s measures relating to the fight against Covid-19, the Secretary General informs public opinion that matches and competitions organized by fecafoot will take place behind closed doors until further notice”

“Participation in all competitions organized by fecafoot shall be subjected to compliance with the health protocol defined by the medical commission, which includes carrying out a Covid-19 test 48 hours before each match on players, managers, and others”, FECAFOOT said. 

This decision comes after Prime Minister Dion Ngute reminded citizens to respect barrier measures in a bit to curb the spread of Covid-19. In a statement, the head of government said Cameroon has recorded some ‘significant increase in the number of contaminated cases of Covid-19’. But, the government has set-up measures to limit the spread of the pandemic. 

Consequently, the gathering of more than fifty (50) people throughout the national territory has been prohibited. Other measures include the systematic wearing of face mask in all public places and the practice of social distancing among others.

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