I bet some of you didn’t think the day for the return of the PSL would come. I was just like you. The date moved from the 18th of July, to the 1st of August, to owners apparently wanting the season to be null and void (something gives me a feeling it was one of those guys at the bottom of the table).
We finally know when local football will be back! 🎆
Yesterday The Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman Irvin Khoza held a press conference confirming the return of domestic football in South Africa.
“We have informed our broadcasters and stakeholders of the return on the 8th of August,” the League chairman announced.
The 2019/20 season will resume on 08 August 2020.
More info to follow: pic.twitter.com/RQD7nKLwmW
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) July 27, 2020
“We have informed the Gauteng MEC as the province that will be hosting the matches. I phoned the president of SAFA [Danny Jordaan] to inform him that we are resuming on the 8th of August.
“I also tried to get hold of the Sports Minister [Nathi Mthethwa] but was unable to get hold of him because Mondays are busy.
“This is a historic moment. At this point in time I can gladly announce that 8th of August is a definite goal for the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship.
“We are resuming on the 8th of August. The first games will be the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, and the last game will be the Nedbank Cup final.
“It’s all systems go.”
The official return date is scheduled for Saturday, 8 August with the Nedbank Cup semi-finals between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits. The Absa Premiership will return three days later with a midweek game on Tuesday, 11 August.
It is said the association looks to complete the 2019/20 season by Saturday, 5 September. Games are expected to play every three days for the league to reach the target date. But, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits still have three more games to play than everybody else. We’ll just have see how they work that out.
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