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MOROCCO’S PREMIER LEAGUE NOW BEHIND CLOSED DOORS OVER CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

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The Royal Moroccan Football Federation have announced that what is remaining from the league’s first division’s games, Botola, will be held behind closed doors over coronavirus fears.

The world is currently facing the outbreak of the coronavirus which had originated from China. The virus has diffused in several countries causing some to suspend their footballing activities and live gatherings in general.

The RMFF revealed that, out of their care for football players, managers and fans’ safety and in accordance with the related authorities, they decided to hold all football activities behind closed doors starting Wednesday, March 4.

Morocco’s Botolo is not the only competition to be ordered to resume in such manner, Italy’s Serie A also followed the same footsteps following a governmental decision.

I n addition, Japanese minister hinted that the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo face the danger of postponement due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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