Rwanda Premier League set to return in September

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The Rwanda Premier League will resume in September according to the announcement made by the Rwandan government through the Ministry of Sports.

The league was suspended in March as one way of combating the current Covid-19 situation. However, Rwanda was put under total lockdown on March 21st thus leading to the suspension of all activities. 

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“Reference is made to the statement on Cabinet resolutions from April 30. In addition, informing the general public of the new Covid-19 prevention measures to be put in place,” the statement reads.

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Clubs will have to wait until August before starting training depending on the report presented after risk assessment based on guidance by health. In addition, and security organs formed to fight the virus.

“Decision has been made to have local games and leagues resume. In addition, starting September 2020, with training starting a month earlier in August.”

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“Sports Federations have been advised to engage their member clubs, team officials, coaches and athletes to start planning accordingly,” the statement further reads.

Players are free to start training

However, athletes have been given the green light to start training but outside their residential areas with football facilities remaining out of bounds. 

“Individual sport exercise is allowed outside homes with strict adherence to social distancing.”

“Sports facilities (stadiums, gyms, swimming pools, tennis/basketball/volleyball courts, golf courses, training centres) remain closed until further notice,” the statement affirmed.

By the time of suspension, eight games were remaining to be played.

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Rwanda Premier League is set to return in September

APR are still on top of the log with 57 points after 23 matches, Rayon Sport are second with 51 points from 24 games played while Police FC are third with 43 points.

Elsewhere, in Uganda the league is expected to return until October while in Kenya, Gor Mahia was announced the champions of the Kenyan Premier League.

In conclusion, in other countries like Ethiopia, Guinea among others the leagues were canceled out.

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