South African football fans have not set their foot in Stadiums since the coronavirus struck in our nation, and since from that period we have witnessed countless of families, friends and people we know being infected by the pandemic, and unfortunately many of those who were infected were later reported dead as a result of the coronavirus infection. For such reasons the South African football fraternity had to comply with the government's regulations that fans must not attend live games so that the spread of the virus can be lessened.
For the reasons of the spread of the virus the Cyril Ramaphosa administration like Many other governments from across the world have been encouraging their citizens to vaccinate, this is what they say because the scientists told the world leaders that vaccination is the best available alternative to fight against the virus infection, and that those who are infected will have less chances to face any fatality. The government has been facing some challenges to vaccinate more people as results of fears from some, and for such reasons they believe that partnering with sports entities they will be able to accelerate Vaccination rollout.
In the past few months and weeks the South African government made some hints that they are going to allow football fans who are fully vaccinated to attend live games, and it seems like they are using the 2022 FIFA world cup qualifiers as South Africa will be facing off against Ethiopia on Tuesday the 11th of October as a trial run.
This matter is clear as it is SAFA has given itself a mandate that they will assist the government in spreading message of Vaccination and they are now using football to Influence the idea of Vaccination, and on Tuesday's game only 2000 football supporters will be allowed to enter FNB Stadium as Bafana Bafana will be facing off against Ethiopia.
(Source: Soccer Laduma)
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