Football is set to resume in the kingdom with the Nasser Bin Hamad Bahrain Premier League and second division league matches during the first week of August.
Bahrain Football Association’s (BFA) board of directors decided to complete the senior teams’ competitions for the current season after the approval of the Government Executive Committee, headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to resume local sports activities in mid-July. It was also based on the proposal of the Youth and Sports Affairs Ministry and the recommendation of the National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus.
BFA will issue the schedule for the remaining rounds of the two competitions shortly after co-ordination with the relevant authorities.
Seven rounds have to be completed in the Premier League while there are two more rounds in the second division.
BFA president Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa praised the Government Executive Committee’s decision, hailing the role of the country’s medical personnel in containing the coronavirus.
He also praised Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for his support to sports federations and his keenness to see the current football season completed.
Meanwhile, BFA has approved the launch of the Premier League for the 2020-21 season, starting in the second half of October.