AN application by Zifa to resume the Chibuku Super Cup has been turned down by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC).
The authorities cited the continued surge in Covid-19 infections as the reason for turning down the application by the football mother body.
In a letter seen by B-Metro Sport, dated 13 July, Zifa is advised to check again with the SRC in a case of ‘a probable review’ of the situation on the ground.
“The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) hereby gives you notice that your application for permission for the continuation of the Chibuku Super Cup has not been approved.
“Please stand advised that this is in light of the continued surge in Covid-19 infections which have resulted in the extension of the Level 4 lockdown by another two (2) weeks,” wrote the SRC.
All major sports codes have been banned to curb spread of coronavirus.
“In the interest of public health and safety, all incoming and outgoing sports tours are hereby suspended with immediate effect.
“Your NSA (national sports association) is requested to check with the SRC after the 26th of July 2021 in the event of a probable review.
“The SRC will continue to liaise with Government in that regard. Please abide by this suspension without exception,” reads the statement.