The Premier Soccer League has been suspended for over two months now and it is still not clear when will it continue. Some countries have decided to lift the ban on sports so many professional players are already in training. We will soon see the first matches behind closed doors as well.
PSL will hold the meeting with the Minister of Sport, Nathi Mthethwa this week. They need to finally discuss the resumption of the season. The governing body will follow the lead of FIFA and advice from other governments around the world.
Premier Soccer League might continue soon – or not?
Irvin Khoza, the Premier Soccer League chairperson, confirmed this. FIFA has provided a green light for leagues around the world, so the same goes for Africa. The directive has extended this season for an additional month so the season should have been finished by the end of the June.
Of course, FIFA made conditions regarding the resumption. The condition is that the league obtains a green light from their government department of health. Government still has to decide whether will they resume in one month, two or three.
We will know more after Thursday when the governing bodies discuss the issues. The league is unlikely to start soon but there are many things besides that to discuss. Mthethwa can’t approve the resumption of the season alone, so for that decision, everyone must with the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize.
Besides Dr Mkhize, there is also the South African Football Association which needs to give the blessing. The Premier Soccer League is already preparing the stadiums for training, despite not knowing the exact date of return.
They are preparing the sanitised environment so games could be played in neutral venues over a series of weeks. The players could, in the meantime, be in isolation at hotels. However, the final decision needs to be made between all people in charge. Check the PSL results and highlights before the season continues. Stay focused and ready and get all the tips and predictions at supabets!