The Benin Football Federation (FBF) has announced its decision to cancel the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The leagues have been on hold since March 19 when the government announced measures to curb the spread of the virus.
The Federation announced the decision this week after an extensive consultative meeting with all the stakeholders, a resolution that was ratified by the Executive Committee.
“Through a virtual meeting on June 29, the Executive Committee has noted the situation has not improved since the Emergency Committee meeting on June 15. On the contrary, positive cases are increasing in a worrying trend, hence the need to be extra vigilant,” a statement from the Federation read.
“Based on these considerations, the Executive Committee decided to definitively end the various championships of the 2019-2020 season for the health and safety of the entire football community. “
The Executive Committee has also announced there will be no promotion or relegation across all leagues.
“The same clubs for Leagues One, Two and Three in the 2019-2020 season are therefore eligible for the 2020-2021 season,” the statement added.