The prohibition means that training or competitions with more than 10 adults may not take place in the entire province of Antwerp. Those 10 are also not allowed to duel. A training is therefore largely limited to running gear and careful stairs and fits.
Due to that contact ban, the competition in the top class will not be able to start next weekend, or at least not completely.
Governor Cathy Berx did not intend to grant an exception to professional football, but passed the hot potato on to expert group Celeval. He did not yet pronounce on the matter.
CEO of the Pro League Pierre François hopes that there will be clarity soon and believes that the Pro League can submit a strong file.
“We are an economic sector that many people depend on. In addition, we have written a lot of protocols – especially the test protocol – so that we are convinced that we can continue all football matches in complete safety. We hope this with the cup final this weekend. and prove the 1B final. ”
“Watch the Club Brugge-Antwerp and OHL-Beerschot matches on television, in complete safety and in your own bubble. Don’t come together.”
“And if your favorite team wins, stay calm. Do not celebrate on the street. If the supporters behave, that could be an extra argument to let the football continue in the coming weekends. Also in Antwerp,” says Pierre François.