Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: Football season officially cancelled

The Cyprus Football Association has released a statement on its instructions surrounding youth football and club academies. Kyriacos Nicolaou Cyprus Mail
Following a piece of misinformation being circulated online, the CFA has denied that it has instructed clubs to keep academies shut until September

The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) officially cancelled the current football season on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The CFA took into consideration all the latest developments following Thursday’s meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades and CFA President Giorgos Koumas at the Presidential Palace.

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou and Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides were also present at the meeting on Thursday, where, according to reports, the government did not accept the CFA’s safety protocol, as it is not in line with the current health measures for coronavirus.

The CFA on Friday said that the non-negotiable state guidelines on health and safety meant that there was no way of allowing the completion of the season.

In addition, the CFA also decided to increase Division 1 teams to 14, up from the current 12.
This was agreed after a vote at Friday’s meeting. The CFA is expected to also confirm the European qualification places later today.


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