King William’s Town Maters Football Association (KWTMFA) president Vumani Mazwi has called off all games following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement on the Covid-19 pandemic last Sunday.
During an interview on Monday, Mazwi told the Go! & Express that KWTMFA executives engaged on the matter as to how the new restrictions would affect the league.
“A number of issues as raised in the president’s announcement were considered and given the serious attention they deserve.
“As responsible parents and law-abiding citizens of this country, we had no choice but to put not only our health but also of our families first and those of our communities.
“It is against this background that we have temporarily cancelled all our fixtures until further notice.
“We further request that this disaster be treated with maturity and seriousness it deserves,” Mazwi said.
The decision to suspend all games came after the KWTMFA league entered its second round.
Last weekend saw 10 of the 15 affiliated teams in action.
Breidbach Legends hosted Qonce United Maters on Friday evening and took an initial 1-0 lead. However, the game was called off 10 minutes into the second half due to load-shedding.
Sunday saw Berlin Masters handing Zwelitsha’s Black Eagles a 4-0 hiding at the Farrer’s Field in King William’s Town while Peddie Masters and FC No Name played to a 1-all stalemate.
Tshatshu Masters, who went down 7-1 to FC No Name in their opening fixture, bounced back to beat KGB 3-1 while King Classic registered their second win after their 3-0 victory against Rastas.