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Kaizer Chiefs issue fake mask warning

Kaizer Chiefs have issued a warning to supporters to be aware of fake masks that are in circulation.

The wearing of masks in public spaces has become mandatory in South Africa as the country works to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Amakhosi though are naturally concerned of the quality of any branded masks and has called on its supporters to ensure any personal protective equipment they wear meets the required standard.

A statement from the club's official website read: "Kaizer Chiefs would like to make the public and its supporters aware that the club has at this stage not produced face masks and all the masks that are in circulation are fake."

Marketing Director Jessica Motaung added: "We have noticed with great concern that there are many unauthorised Kaizer Chiefs branded masks circulating in public.

"They give the wearer a false sense of security that they are protected, but in reality, they are more vulnerable and put their health at risk."

She added: "We are aware of the demand for the branded Kaizer Chiefs masks. The process is on to identify the appropriate mask and design. Once we have gone to production, we will alert the public. We just don't want to rush into producing the mask that will not meet the required quality and Kaizer Chiefs standard.

"We have to produce the right product for our supporters and the public. In the process, we have been receiving samples and suggestions from various entities and entrepreneurs. All of whom are considered in the process to reach the final product."