Ignore calls for league resumption …Gruzah urges govt

Alhaji Karim Grusah, owner and bankroller of Premier League side King Faisal Football Club, has urged government to ignore calls for the resumption of the football league.

Many countries have halted or canceled their football season due to the Coronavirus pandemic which has claimed many lives.

But football fans across the globe had something to cheer about over the weekend with the resumption of German Bundesliga with strict health guidelines.

According to Alhaji Grusah, local clubs do not have the capacity to follow such strict health guidelines to allow the resumption of the competition.

“In this era of social distancing, I would call on the government not to consider such thoughts about restarting the football season especially with the rising number of Coronavirus infection cases.

“The German clubs are well equipped to follow strict health protocols but it would be difficult for a club like King Faisal to follow suit,” he told GNA Sports.

Alhaji Gruzah dismissed the assertion which suggests that he was making this calls for cancellation of the league due to his current league position.

“We are bottom of the league and we have more matches to end the season so anything can happen. My thoughts about league cancellation are not informed by the current position of King Faisal on the league table. For me protecting lives is more important and the government should prioritize that,” Grusah added. –GNA

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