LeFA pulled Likuena out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 Cameroon qualifiers against Benin after CAF postponed the fixture due to the prevailing Coronavirus pandemic.
Likuena team manager Rantsubise Matete said like other domestic leagues, Likuena players were given a directive to train on their own in order to maintain their fitness level and shape so that they would be ready once they resume training.
He said no time limit was given for the players as the world at large is still monitoring the Coronavirus situation.
CAF officially postponed the AFCON qualifiers until further notice.
In its statement, CAF said: “As CAF's top priority remains the health and safety of our stakeholders, players, officials, sponsors, broadcasters, employees etc, we have been monitoring closely, together with our medical committee, the impact of the current Coronavirus crisis and accordingly.
“Coronavirus has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa, only few cases have been reported, but the situation could evolve negatively, several players, who are supposed to play in the next AFCON Qualifiers, come from countries which have been severely affected by the virus (Europe, Asia).”
It said several African governments have taken strong travel restrictions for people from countries affected by the virus.
Several clubs it further says now refuse to release their players for the next international matches.