“However, the Bantwana (Under-17 girls) match will continue as scheduled on [Saturday] 14 March at [Bidvest Stadium], Johannesburg.
“It is our considered view that there is no need to panic at this stage. The virus is not an epidemic yet.
“We are positive that the situation will improve rather than worsen. We believe that there is no need to either suspend or postpone the football program in the country at this stage.
“This position could change, pending the developments in the spread of the virus. We are reviewing the situation on a continuous basis.”
Safa said their decisions will be informed by guidance from the government.
“We have full confidence in our Health Authorities. We have seen critical patients getting better after coming into contact with the virus,” the statement read.
“As the football family of South Africa, we are taking our cue from our Government, represented by the Department of Health and our football mother bodies, Fifa and Caf. We will be guided by these authorities in all the decisions that we will be taking.
“ … We have already taken measures to minimise travelling of our teams to severely affected areas. Last month, we withdrew our Olympic [U-23] team from participating in a friendly in Japan.
“We have already developed precautionary measures for all our members, teams and clubs to use as a guideline to minimise contact with the virus. These measures have been posted on our website.
“We have also sent a circular to all our members advising them about the precautionary measure.”
Bafana are currently second in Group C from an away defeat against Ghana and home win against Sudan.