April 2, 2020

Early off season for Musona

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ZTN Reporter

ZIMBABWE national soccer team captain Knowledge Musona will have an early off season break after a decision was made today to bring the Belgian Pro League to a premature end.

Musona (29) is on loan at KAS Eupen from Anderlecht.

In a statement the Pro League Board said continuing with the league in light of the coronavirus outbreak was not desirable.

“The current situation, particularly precarious, in which our country finds itself has as a consequence that sport is not and cannot be considered as the first concern, however entertaining and relaxing it may be.

“The Board of Directors has taken note of the recommendations of Dr Van Ranst and the authorities, according to which it is very unlikely that matches with the public can take place before June 30. The current situation does not allow us to know if and when a resumption of collective training can be planned.

“In addition, a resumption of competition could not exclude the risks to the health of players, employees and all those involved in the organization of matches and the maintenance of order. In addition, the possible contamination of a player or a core of players risks influencing the sporting development of the rest of the competition in an unacceptable manner.

The Board of Directors unanimously decided that it was not desirable, whatever the scenario envisaged, to continue the competition after June 30. Taking into account the above elements, the Board of Directors formulated a unanimous opinion to the General Assembly in order not to resume the competitions of the 19-20 season and to accept the current classification of the Jupiler Pro League as classification final (subject to the decisions of the Licensing Commission),” reads part of the statement.

The decision to end the season means Musona’s side, who are 13th on the log table, have survived relegation.

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