Algerian League Could Resume Behind Closed Doors, Claims FAF Official
Algeria’ top flight league Ligue 1 soccer competition could return behind closed doors, according to Algerian Football Federation (FAF) communications manager Salah-Bey Aboud.
Algeria’s top-flight league Ligue 1 soccer competition could return behind closed doors, according to Algerian Football Federation (FAF) communications manager Salah-Bey Aboud.
The league was postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemic, which has led to more than 350 deaths in Algeria and more than a 1000 deaths in Africa.
In an interview with National Radio, Aboud told supporters that the federation intentions remains to complete the season without crowds. To do so matches will almost certainly be played without crowds.
“I can’t tell when football will resume including Ligue 1, but logically when we return it will be done behind close doors and this for purely health reasons. The objective is to preserve the health of the players and others,” Aboud said.
“Everyone agrees on this point to play without an audience. A measure that will also be applied in other championships around the world,” he added.
“We are not just going to set up a closed session, but we are going to take several decisions to minimize the presence of people at the stadium”.
Before the Ligue 1 suspension, CR Belouizdad were on top of the log with 40 points, three points ahead of their rivals ES Setif and MC Alger who had 37 points each after 21 round of matches.