DR Congo ends league, as Senegal opts for play-offs

DR Congo ends league, as Senegal opts for play-offs

African football federations have been adjusting the remainder of their domestic leagues following the interruption caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

In the DR Congo, the local league season has been brought to an end with TP Mazembe, who were leaders before the suspension, declared as champions.

The Lubumbashi-based outfit wanted the season to resume and run to a conclusion but the football body said the decision was reached after a meeting with the government on the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vita Club, who were trailing by five points, are new vice-champions, and will represent alongside Mazembe the central African country in the CAF Champions League.

DR Congo has a total of 1169 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 50 deaths so far.

Senegal will not wrap up the domestic season like DR Congo, but instead, a play-off programme will be used to clear the outstanding matches.

However, it is unclear when such a mini-league will kick-off as the country is currently shut down due to the virus.

The FA has proposed November, but only if the health situation returns to normal.

There are 2105 confirmed cases and 21 deaths in the country.

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