The Tournaments Committee of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation(SVGFF) has adopted a wait and see approach, as it relates to the resumption of the 2020/2021 National Club Championships.
The Championships kicked off in November, with the staging of the Senior Men’s Premier and First Divisions.
They were set to resume on 6th January, following a two-week break for the Christmas festivities.
However, with a spike in the number of coronavirus cases at the start of the year, the Championships were put on hold.
In a release last Friday from the General Secretary of the SVGFF- Devron Poyer, the national football body outlined to its affiliates, the plan of action.
“We are currently working on plans to schedule it at the earliest available opportunity, pending decisions made by Governments and public health authorities regarding the safe resumption of sports events,” Poyer indicated.
He added: “We will discuss with all the necessary parties the format and scheduling options for these divisions and communicate further details to you our affiliates in due course… We will continue to work with our parent bodies on the evolving global football calendar and will ensure the interests of our clubs and the leagues, are represented as part of that process.”
This is not new territory for the SVGFF, as the 2019/ 2020 Championships were prolonged following the declaration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic last March.
After a five-month delay the championships resumed in August, under condition that players and management be tested for the coronavirus.
When the Championships were eventually complete, Hope International champed the Premier Division and Layou took the First Division. The resumption, though, did not allow for completion of the age group competitions, the Senior Female and the Development Divisions.
At the point of the postponement of the 2020/2021 Championships, four rounds were completed in the Premier Division, with Hope International, Sion Hill, Avenues and BESCO-Pastures, in that order in the standings.
Meanwhile, the First Division is headed by SV United, with Camdonia- Chelsea in second place. Glenside Ball Blazers sit in third and Sparta FC, is fourth. Ten clubs are contesting the Premier Division and twelve are stashed in the First Division.