Kaizer Chiefs pull the plug on academy in light of the coronavirus

Kaizer Chiefs pull the plug on academy in light of the coronavirus

- The Premier Soccer League recently decided to pull the plug on the midweek and weekend's matches due to the coronavirus threat

- In light of this, Kaizer Chiefs have suspended their youth football activities as well

- In a statement, the Amakhosi announced that its academy would be closing until further notice

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The Premier Soccer League announced on Tuesday that the matches scheduled for midweek and over the weekend would be cancelled.

This followed President Cyril Ramaphosa's address over the threat of the coronavirus.

The PSL Board of Governors are set to meet on Thursday to discuss the way forward, but Kaizer Chiefs wasted no time and made an announcement of their own.

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The Amakhosi have suspended its youth development academy until further notice.

In a statement, the club explained that all youth levels from U-13 to U-19 were suspended until further notice.

The Multichoice Diski Challenge team players have also been asked to remain at home due to the league being discontinued.

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The statement also read: "Players who are part of the Club’s full-time residency programme, housed at the Kaizer Chiefs village in Naturena South of Johannesburg have been released and allowed to return home."

One of the highlights of the youth football calendar is the annual Bay Hill Premier Cup, but this has been cancelled as well.

Perhaps the break in action will allow Chiefs to reflect on what went wrong with the deal involving George Maluleka.

Briefly.co.za reported that negotiations with the player over a contract extension broke down recently, which allowed Sundowns to controversially acquire his services.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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