Jordan’s professional football league to return to training


Published: 2020-08-29 16:40

Last Updated: 2021-09-26 03:21

Jordan’s professional football league to return to training
Jordan’s professional football league to return to training

The Jordan Football Association is to resume training of the professional league teams, starting Saturday, according to regulations stipulated by Defence Order 11.

The decision to return to training coincides with the association's tightening of its health protocols, with the safety of staff being a top priority.

All members must download the AMAN application and penalties will be faced by anyone in violation of health and safety protocols. Penalties will be imposed on anyone in breach of regulations.

The Jordan Football Association held a remote medical workshop on Thursday for professional clubs via video call, supervised by the Vice President of the Medical Committee, Yahya al-Maharameh.

The decision to resume training for professional clubs came after the approval of official authorities and the National Committee for Epidemics, with the exception of Al-Faisali, Sahab, and Al-Hussein teams for the time being, said the association's Secretary General, Samar Nassar.

The Al-Faisali team is still undergoing a 14-day isolation period, as of August 20. The Al-Hussein and Sahab teams are subject to special preventive measures as they are in direct contact with Al-Faisali. In addition, Al-Hussein's team is subject to a new coronavirus test on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Sahab team is awaiting the lifting of Sahab’s lockdown to undergo a coronavirus test.

Upon confirmation of their negative coronavirus results, and with approval from the Ministry of Health, the three teams will be able to return to training.

All COVID-19 tests within the professional clubs delivered negative results this week. The association’s decision on the fate of its professional league and other tournaments at the end of the current suspension period is pending.