Football governing body in Burundi has banned goal celebrations as one of the measures to fight the Covid19 pandemic.
The country has asserted that their league will go and five games will be played this Saturday across the country.
Burundi’s Health minister Thadee Ndikumana has advised the public not to panic.
The country is yet to take drastic measures of lockdown but they have been asked not to shake hands, including football players during games.
“They have been told that they cannot celebrate in groups if one of them scores a goal. They have also been instructed to wash their hands before a match and not to shake hands with the referee or other players,” a source has also reported.
Le Messager Ngozi leads a 16-team log with 55 points, four above second placed Musongati who have a game in hand. The table leaders have played 27 games with three rounds still to come.
Only three people in have tested positive for Covid19.
Other leagues like Belarus, Nicaragua and Tajikistan are still operating normally despite negative views across the world.
Vital FC has collected the most trophies, 20, in the Burundi league which was formed in 1972, officially.