PSL to resume on August 6 – report


The GladAfrica Championship will also be played to its conclusion, with the season now set to go into September.

The PSL Board of Governors were meeting on Monday, and were expected to either decide on a season restart, or cancel the season entirely.

The PSL have now called a press conference for 4pm on Monday.

Phakaaathi understands that 13 of the 32 PSL clubs were not happy with the restart, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but dd not raise this at the meeting, which started at 12pm and ended fairly quickly.

There has been no PSL football since mid-March, when the season was postponed indefinitely.

Since then the South African Football Association and PSL have been working to get the campaign back underway, with a joint liaison committee report submitted to government.

Government have already given the go-ahead for clubs to return to training, and now it seems we are set for a season restart.

The financial implications of cancelling the season were set to be devastating, with PSL chairman Irvin Khoza suggesting in a recent ptess conference that the league would not be able to pay monthly grants to its 32 clubs any more, unless the season restarts.

The PSL had initially wanted to start the season on July 18, but Safa said that their referees would not be ready until August 1, and that there were other complicance issues with regard to the planned return, to be held in a Biologically Safe Environment in Gauteng.

 

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