FIFA’s medical committee chairman has called on the world to suspend football activities on till the start of September as a way to limit the spread of COVID-19 and also proposed that spitting on the pitch should be a yellow card offense.
“If there is one moment where absolute priority should be given to medical matters, then it should be this one. This is not a matter of money but life and death“, D’Hooghe told sky sports news in an interview on Tuesday.
“This is the most dramatic situation we have lived since WW2, we should not Underestimate it“
D’hooghe also said we Must be realistic as the pandemic has forced almost all countries to suspend all football related activities.
The comments of the veteran Belgian football administrator came at the time when the bundesliga is on the verge of a possible return next month while the premier league is optimistic that games will resume behind close doors in June.
He also said it was too early for footballers to be coming into contact with one another as social distancing still remains one of the preventive measures of COVID-19.
“The world is not ready for Competitive Football, I hope this can change very quickly and I sincerely hope that. Today you will need more patience“, added D’Hooghe, a doctor who was formerly a member of FIFA’s powerful executive committee.
“Football can only be possible if contact is possible again. Football remains a contact sport and contact is the one everyone says that you should avoid“.
D’hooghe also said changes needs to be made to rules and regulations when ever football returns to allow referees to caution players who are seen spitting on the pitch during match days.
Recently the Continental of African Football (CAF) has given her members ontill May 5 to decide the faith of their various domestic leagues while UEFA has given her member federations May 25 to decide their own faith.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, football activities in almost all parts of the world have been suspended or counseled with countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and France have all declared football activities for this season null and void.
EFA Statement about Missing Trophies puts More Question Marks !!
The Football Association is investigating the disappearance of its cups, and whether they were lost in the 2013 fire ….
Within the framework of the development that the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) is currently undertaking for its headquarters, including converting the entrance into a mini museum for Egyptian football, the federation management was surprised that there was some misssings of old cups in the federation stores were supposed to be used in the development process.
An investigation is underway to ascertain the fate of these ancient cups and whether they survived the fire and looting of the Federation headquarters in 2013 when they were attacked by Ultras groups, or were they included in the losses that resulted from what the building was exposed to in this incident.
Africa CUP disappeared from EFA HQ !!!
EFA has started investigation about a possible robbery , where all started yesterday when EFA members noticed the absence of the AFCON CUP from their showroom !!
Early today, some other historical cups were also reported as missed from the same showroom, what started an angry campaign in all egyptian social media, that reflects the random system roles EFA via the current FIFA committee
Preseason: Cameroon Champions Cup Fixtures, Venue And Dates
Cameroon Preseason Tournament continues with Cameroon Champions Cup. This tournament consists of Elite one clubs who have been champions in the Elite one and or Cameroon cup.
The tournament is made up of 8 teams with the likes of historic Tonnerre Kalara Club and Coton Sport of Garoua 15 times Champions of the Cameroon Elite one and this is to prepare the teams for the upcoming season of 2020/2021 after the last season was ended prematurely due to the outbreak of COVID19. The tournament will run for 8 days starting on the 18 August 2020 and will end with a final on the 1 September 2020
- PWD BAMENDA
- UNION SPORTIVE DOUALA
- CANON SPORTIVE YAOUNDE
- BAMBOUTOS FC
- COTON SPORT GAROUA
- TONNERRE KALARA CLUB
- ASTRES DOUALA
- YONG SPORT ACADEMY
COMPLETE ROUND OF FIXTURES
Tuesday 18 August 2020
13H30: PWD BAMENDA Vs UNION SPORTIVE DOUALA
15H30: BAMBOUTOS FC Vs CANON SPORTIVE YAOUNDE
Wednesday 19 August 2020
13H30: COTON SPORT GAROUA Vs TONNERRE KALARA CLUB
15H30: YONG SPORT ACADEMY Vs ASTRES DOUALA
Saturday 22 August 2020
13H30: BAMBOUTOS FC Vs PWD BAMENDA
15H30: CANON SPORTIVE YAOUNDE Vs UNION SPORTIVE DOUALA
Sunday 23 August 2020
13H30: TONNERRE KALARA CLUB Vs YONG SPORT ACADEMY
15H30: ASTRES DOUALA Vs COTON SPORT GAROUA
Tuesday 25 August 2020
13H30: PWD BAMENDA Vs CANON SPORTIVE YAOUNDE
15H30: BAMBOUTOS FC Vs UNION SPORTIVE DOUALA
Wednesday 26 August 2020
13H30: COTON SPORT GAROUA Vs YONG SPORT ACADEMY
15H30: TONNERRE KALARA CLUB Vs ASTRES DOUALA
Saturday 29 August 2020
13H00: A1 Vs B2
15H00: B1 Vs A2
Tuesday 1 September 2020
15H00: Af Vs Bf
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