The Zambian Super League is set to return in July. All sporting activities in the South African country were halted as one of the containment measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in March.
In his address to the nation, Zambia President Edgar Lungu revealed on Thursday that sports resumption will be given a green light with adherence to strict Covid-19 preventive measures in July.
President Lungu affirmed that the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports alongside the local governments will be inspecting sporting facilities to ensure all protocol is observed.
“Ladies and gentlemen, guidelines for all sports disciplines to follow as they consider resuming sports activities have been developed. They include the following guiding principles stipulated by the statutory instruments 21 and 22 of 2020; Guidelines for various sports disciplines which have been categorized as non-contact, semi contact and full contact sport,” he said
“Safeguards are outlined in the health guidelines for football at premier league and national division one leagues. Hence these leagues will resume action in July, 2020 with strict observance of health guidelines,” added President Lungu.
At the time of Zambian Super League suspension, Forest Rangers were leading the pack with 46 points out of 24 outings, followed closely by NAPSA Stars with 45 points after having played 25 rounds.
Green Eagles, Nkana and Zesco United occupy the third, fourth and fifth positions with 44, 43 and 42 points respectively.