The 2021 SKNFA Premier League season will get underway on Friday, February 19 without spectators, St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) confirmed in a press release on Monday. The SKNFA said it received verbal confirmation from National COVID-19 Task Force that its application to commence its 2021 football season, exclusive of spectators has been approved.
Based on this confirmation, the Association is looking to commence the Premier League on Friday, February 19 at the Warner Park Football Stadium and the Division One season on Tuesday, February 23 at the Kim Collins Stadium. The President’s Cup considered the precursor to the season is cancelled. Due to the fact that there will be no spectators in the stadium, the Premier League matches will be streamed live on the SKNFA website: free of cost for the first week. Only a maximum of 150 persons will be allowed in the stadium on each match day inclusive of players, match officials, media, and stadium workers.
The SKNFA and the National Covid -19 Task Force have been meeting for several weeks to determine the protocols for the start of the season. The Ministry of Sports had announced recently that no spectators would be allowed for inter-teams and inter-clubs sporting competitions due to COVID-19 protocols. The SKNFA successfully completed all football competitions in December 2020, after a seven-month break due to COVID-19 lockdowns.