Polish football league to restart on May 29

WARSAW (XINHUA) – Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Saturday that the country’s Ekstraklasa football league will resume on May 29, while speedway competitions will restart on June 12.

As in many other countries, the Ekstraklasa was suspended due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Morawiecki announced at a press conference on Saturday that the competition would initially resume without spectators.

“Sport will return to the stadiums, return to our homes. I am convinced that it will be a symbol of a return to normality. We must realise that we are facing a real marathon of challenges, but we have already successfully completed at least a few kilometres of this marathon. I am convinced that we will reach the finish line together,” Morawiecki said.

Poland’s Minister of Sport Danuta Dmowska-Andrzejuk noted that athletes will undergo a mandatory two-week isolation, before resuming training in several stages.

“In the first stage they will restart training in small groups. They will be allowed to train without a mask on their faces. The resumption of basketball, handball and volleyball in Poland is planned for the next stages of the defrosting of professional sport,” Dmowska-Andrzejuk said.