The World Football Summit (WFS) Africa due to take place in Durban, South Africa, on March 17 and 18 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 threat.
Organisers said the tipping point was the inability to guarantee the wellbeing visitors due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
The WFS made the following statement:
“During the last few months, we have strived to put together an event of the calibre that the African football industry deserves. We were extremely excited with our first-ever African summit and looking forward to welcoming the continent’s most relevant leaders and stakeholders. This decision is heart-breaking for the WFS team.
We want to thank all our speakers, business partners, exhibitors, delegates and members of the media for your enthusiastic support and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We would also like to underline the solid leadership demonstrated by the South African government and the crucial guidance provided by our Main Partner, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government.
We look forward to continuing growing our partnership in order to build the best possible platform for the African football industry to meet. We will keep monitoring the situation closely while exploring options to reschedule WFS Africa for July-August 2020 depending on the global evolution of the outbreak. Further details will be confirmed as soon as possible.”
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