Football matches with spectators allowed in Johor and Cheras following effective 1st April

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PUTRAJAYA MAR 18: Following the government’s permission to allow football matches to convene with the presence of spectators starting 1st April 2021, the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) and the Malaysian Football League (MFL) have identified two venues for Proof of Concept (POC).

Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Reezal Merican Naina Merican said, the venues for POC to evaluate the effectiveness of Spectators’ Protocol Management will be at the Stadium Sultan Ibrahim, Johor on 2nd April (Friday) while the Stadium KLFA, Cheras will be on 3rd April 2021 (Saturday).

“MFL with the club/venue and those involved will have to make a thorough preparation plan following the date and the stadium that has been fixed for the matches,” said Reezal Merican in his Facebook post today.

Reezal Merican said that in his response to Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s announcement today that spectators are allowed to be present at football matches effective 1st April 2021following the standard operating procedure (SOP) that has been set by the government.

He added, as announced by the Senior Minister, the presence of spectators at the stadium in Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) areas will be 10% the capacity of spectators or 2,000 people whichever is lower with strict monitoring throughout the match.

Meanwhile, in Recovery MCO (RMCO) areas, only 25% from the spectators capacity or 8,000 whichever is lower will be allowed with strict monitoring throughout the match.

“The presence of spectators will be under control, orderly and with specific numbers have been the aspirations and demands of the event organizers/sports championships such as MFL and sports activists especially football fans to watch spectators at the stadium/venue giving support to their favourite team while adhering to the SOP,” said the Minister.-Malaysia World News





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