Sport Association wants more supporters in stadia

The South African Football Supporters Association says it will start making immediate arrangements to get more fans into stadiums now that the Covid-19 regulations allow more people to attend matches.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that indoor and outdoor stadiums could now be filled to 50% of their maximum capacity provided fans can prove they are either vaccinated or Covid negative.

The president also said people no longer have to wear masks outdoors – but do need to cover up in crowded or indoor settings like shopping centres.

“We had a big outcry when he said that only vaccinated supporters can go to the stadium and the fact that now that discrimination has sort off been taken away it’s actually a good thing for us as supporters. And we still do tell supports that they must vaccinate,” said acting CEO Siyabulela Loyilane.

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