Angola postpone draw for new Girabola season

The Angola Football Federation (FAF) has postponed the draw for the new 2020/21 Girabola season that was due to take place on Wednesday.

It is the second time this month the draw has been postponed, after FAF had hoped to conduct it on July 8.

In both instances it has been moved due to a rise in new COVID-19 cases in the country, with FAF waiting on the Multisectoral Commission for the Prevention and Combat of Pandemic to approve its biosafety plans for football’s resumption.

The start of the new Girabola season is still scheduled for October, and officials are hopeful of meeting the deadline.
Angola has recorded exactly 1000 cases of COVID-19, with 47 deaths. There was a spike of 50 new cases recorded on Tuesday though, the most since July 10.

The last GiraBola season was cancelled in April with five rounds left to play. Angola was the second nation in the Southern African region to cancel their domestic competition after Mauritius.