Mbabane:The Government of Eswatini, through the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs has granted Young Buffaloes Football Club a special permit to immediately begin group training and also partake in their upcoming fixture of the CAF Confederation Cup 2021 matches.
A statement released by the Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Harris Bulunga on Saturday, January 30, 2021 revealed that the permit have been granted with full consideration of the commendable progress which the Army side have achieved both in the locally league and even at international level.
The government advised the Army side and the Eswatini Football Association (EFA) to make sure that all the World Health Organization (WHO) regulations are being followed. Such as all personnel arriving into the country are to produce a negative COVID-19 test results which are not older than 72 hours, even the Army side personnel delegation will be expected to be quarantine and test before they are disperse upon their return from their away game. Eswatini Football Association (EFA) and Young Buffaloes Football Club are expected to ensure that adequate screening and sanitizing stations are put in place during training and even on match day. The government also emphasized that the number of personnel will be limited such that there will be no spectators during the games.
The Ministry will expect the EFA, Young Buffaloes and all visiting delegation to comply with all laid down rules and any subsequent variation that may be made by government as well as all COVID-19 protocols put in place by CAF. The Ministry, in collaboration with the Eswatini Sports and Recreational Council, will be making regular and unannounced inspection at all training and match venues to ensure that the laid down procedures are being observed in full.