Former Jamaica internationals out of action after Non-League football finally closes shutters

By Sports Desk March 17, 2020
Former Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller. Former Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller.

English Non-league football has finally followed set by the professional topflight and halted play, after a straight directive from the country’s Football Association in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

With the coronavirus taking firm root in the United Kingdom and across the globe, the English Premier and Championship divisions halted play last week.  The likes of former Stoke City striker and Jamaica international Ricardo Fuller could, however, still be seen in action for Nantwich Town up until last weekend when they played against South Shields.

The non-league had seen a 90 percent rise in attendance figures this weekend, with many fans deciding to go and watch their local teams.  Under some heavy criticism, the league shut down on Monday “advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.”

A statement from the National League read: “At its board meeting on Friday, the National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity.

“However, with the current coronavirus (Covid-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.”

Another Jamaican international, Barry Hayles, who is three years shy of 50 was also in action recently for Windsor FC.

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