several major African championships about to resume

Several major football championships are about to resume in Africa, starting with that of Morocco on Monday, July 20, which will be followed by those of Tunisia on August 2 and Egypt on August 6, against the backdrop of a continuing epidemic. novel coronavirus.

All the national championships except Burundi’s had ended in mid-March as the pandemic began to spread.

Since then, only Zambia’s footballers had returned to the stadiums on Sunday after a final postponement of twenty-four hours due to a series of positive cases.

African football officials are convinced that they can resume, behind closed doors, while respecting strict health protocols.

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In Morocco, Wydad Casablanca, reigning champion, led the dance when their championship was stopped, ahead of FUS Rabat and Mouloudia Oujda.

Raja Casablanca, triple African champion, 6e only but with five games less, will begin its recovery operation Monday against Difaa Al-Jadidi.

In Tunisia, Esperance Tunis, quadruple African champion, has 44 points ten steps ahead of CS Sfaxien with ten matches remaining and is aiming for a fourth consecutive title.

Back to training

In Egypt, Al-Ahly leads halfway through the championship, with 49 points, far ahead of Al-Mokawloon (33), Pyramids FC (32) and Zamalek (28).

Zamalek initially considered boycotting the Premier League “As long as a cure for the coronavirus was not found”, but changed my mind. After returning to training, he easily beat Smouha (5-1) in a friendly match.

In South Africa, League bosses wanted to resume on July 18 and finish by August 31, but referees will not be available until July August. The controversy rages in the media and no resumption date has yet been given.

In Algeria, one of the African countries most affected by the pandemic, the current priority is to finish the Algerian Cup. Without giving a date, Algerian football officials hope that this competition can resume soon, with the return quarter-finals.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the championship was canceled in March, rather than waiting for a possible resumption.

The World with AFP


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