Many aspects of football that we took for granted in pre-Covid times have been radically affected. As waves of infections increased and subsided so borders were closed and reopened, frequently at very short notice, leading to tremendous logistical difficulties in fulfilling fixtures, particularly on the continent. Similarly, spikes in infections among personnel have left playing squads decimated and Clubs unable to field teams for scheduled matches, a fate that befell our own staff only a few weeks ago.
Additionally, adhering to the guidelines recommended to reduce the transmission rate of the virus has meant we have not seen many of our partners and sponsors, nor our supporters, for some time. Much of our business dealings and public engagement were conducted on virtual platforms in an effort to try and minimize physical contact.
We do, however, appreciate the efforts made by the government, health workers and South Africans in general who have worked hard to limit the adversity. said Chairman Kaizer Motaung