Kenyan Premier League has suspended the league for the next three weeks after the country confirmed the first case of the Covid-19 virus.
The moves come a day after the Football Kenya Federation suspended all the leagues under their jurisdiction with the only games allowed to go on being those this weekend which were to happen without fans.
In a statement, KPL noted: “Following confirmation from the Government yesterday of the first Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in the country, Kenyan Premier League has postponed the next two rounds of league matches.
“This measure is in line with the directives from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government suspending all public gatherings, meetings, religious crusades, and games.
“In the interim, KPL will monitor the situation based on the regular updates from the Ministry of Health and advise if league matches can resume on April 4, 2020.”
Kenya is the latest country to ban football games with the European top five leagues already on a break due to the virus.
According to official numbers, there are currently 155,249 coronavirus cases in the world with 5,812 succumbing to the deadly virus. 74,262 have recovered from Covid-19.