PSL returns behind closed doors, date and stadiums proposed
The Absa premiership is set to return to our screens but this time behind closed doors. The PSL and NFD were suspended in March to curb the spread of Covid-19 virus.
The virus saw major leagues suspend matches and some even ending their seasons. Notably the French, Dutch and Belgian leagues ended their current league campaigns.
The German league Bundesliga enters in its second week of football action after resuming matches behind closed doors. Other major leagues are set to resume with the Spanish La-liga, English Premier League and Italian Serie-A recalling players for training.
Football authorities have been working on a plan to resume the season again.
According to Kickoff.com, a proposal has been put forward to host Premiership and Championship matches in two separate provinces.
“A proposal has been made to start the league again on July 1. The games will be played behind closed doors,” a reliable source tells KickOff.com.
Sources reveal that Northern Cape and Mpumalanga were identified as potential venues to host the remaining games but they lack proper stadiums.
The PSL senior manager Lux September says he will comment on the matter after the task team have announced the way forward.
“That’s news to me. There is nothing I can say about that” says Lux September.
“You know there is a task team which was formed, and until we have an update from that task team there is really nothing I can say at all. I think you will appreciate the sensitivity around the whole thing.”
Footballing ex-players and current players have been calling for the PSL to end the league and award the championship to current log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.