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The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) announced that a decision has been taken to withdraw Team South Africa from the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games in Maseru, Lesotho with immediate effect. This comes after an increase in the number of positive Covis 19 cases at the games.
Team SA also had athletes who tested positive for the virus. “Team SA’s Covid 19 protocol have also worked well and these cases have been all contained and limited.” read a statement.
SASCOC said after a thorough assessment of the situation, including consultation where it required, the team management has decided to return to the squad to South Africa.
“The safety of our athletes is of paramount importance and we don’t want to run the risk of having any more of our athletes becoming affected”
The games opened on 3 December and are scheduled for completion on 12 December.