Surging COVID-19 cases force football suspension in Lesotho 



The Lesotho Football Association has announced immediate suspension of football activities in the Mountain Kingdom country due to the surging number of reported Coronavirus cases.


Top-flight clubs made a return to action on 12 December following seven months lay-off brought by COVID-19 pandemic.


The premier league was expected to resume following a short Christmas break, where defending champions Bantu were tied on 12 points with Matlama at the top of the table, with both teams having won all their opening four games of the new campaign.


The Women’s Super League as well as A division league were also scheduled to get underway this month.


“Lesotho FA National Executive Committee in consultation with and on recommendations of the Premier League, Divisions B and C Management and the Women Super League Management, has resolved to suspend all league games and group training sessions with effect from 5 January 2021 for an initial period of two weeks,” the statement said.


“This emergency decision has been necessitated by the sweeping resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lesotho and the world over, which is claiming many lives on daily basis.”