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Oct. 12, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

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No vaccination card, ID, no entry at games

No vaccination card, ID, no entry at games

Deputy Secretary General of LeFA, Chris Bullock

Story highlights

  • LeFA is more than ready to resume league matches
  • Past soccer season prematurely ended due to COVID-19 pandemic

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IN an unprecedented move that has however, allowed sports activities to resume, spectators have been instructed to provide their national Identification Documents (IDs) and COVID-19 vaccinations cards in order to attend matches.

The unique order was announced on Sunday night by Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro as he addressed the nation on the current state of the pandemic in Lesotho.

The country has since moved from the purple colour code to the blue one, and that means some restrictions which were previously in place have been eased.

Dr Majoro said spectators at the games are still expected to wear their facial masks while maintaining social distancing in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic.

In the previous soccer season, the premier league was forced to end prematurely due to the threat posed by the rampant COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government among others also suspended all sports activities and imposed other hard lockdown protocols meant to combat the spread of the virus.

Deputy Chairperson of the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA), Chris Bullock said the resumption of the soccer season is a great relief to the football family as they have been more than ready to restart.

“This is a positive move on the part of the Government, what we ought to do as LeFA is to strategise carefully on how to handle the situation in order to avoid irregularities,” he said.

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Bullock noted that most of the time things do not go as planned because of people who always want to cause chaos even when they know what they should do or not do.
He said the fact that the pandemic is here to stay, the nation must learn to live with it by adhering to all its governing laws to avoid sports being suspended again in future.

LeFA, he promised will ensure that all the set goals and targets are met, pleading with all soccer bodies and personalities to take responsibility and do what is expected out of them. LeNA

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