The Ligue 1 match between Angers and Saint-Etienne, scheduled for January 9, is postponed due to the large number of cases of Covid within the Angevin workforce, the Professional Football League (LFP) announced on Friday. Angers, 11th in Ligue 1, announced Thursday that 19 of its players had tested positive for Covid-19 and requested the postponement of this match counting for the 20th day against the Stéphanois, who are fighting for maintenance.
No postponement in the Coupe de France
“After the opinion of the National Covid FFF Commission concerning the number of Angers SCO players tested positive RT-PCR and absent with certainty for the match against AS Saint-Etienne, the Competitions Commission of the LFP (…) decides to postpone the match counting for the 20th day of Ligue 1 and initially scheduled for Sunday January 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm ”, details the LFP in a press release.
“The new date and time of the meeting will be communicated later”, specifies the League. The Angevin formation is, with Bordeaux, where 21 players are unavailable due to Covid-19, one of the most affected in the French championship. The Bordelais, who are due to go to Brest on Sunday for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, have also asked for their match to be postponed, but the regulations of the French Football Federation (FFF) do not provide for him. , no carry forward in the event of a cluster.