SPORTS: Ethiopian Football Federation declares season “null and void”; no reps for Africa

Ethiopia and Liberia have become the latest African countries to announce the cancellation of their leagues due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ethiopian Football Federation declared the 2019/20 Premier League season “null and void”.

According to reports there will be no winners and relegation for the campaign.

This means Ethiopia will have no representative for the 2020-21 CAF inter-clubs competitions.

In Liberia,  the 2019/20 Orange National League season has been nullified without promotion or relegation.

According to the Liberian FA: ‘The executive committee resolved to use a play-off of the top four teams in the first division in the event the Confederation of African Football (Caf) requests a representative from Liberia for the Caf Champions League’.

Mauritius became the first African country earlier this month to call a halt to its season.

This was followed bt Kenya and Angola.

CAF gave member associations a  5 May 2020 [today] deadline to communicate the future of their leagues.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.