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PSL’s Project Restart: Club’s Ready?

PSL’s Project Restart: Club’s Ready?
Posted: 11 July 2020

There has been mooted talks in the South African media that the ABSA Premiership is set to return in the next couple of weeks after four months of an enforced sabbatical due to the world pandemic the Corona Virus. The clubs in the PSL will have to speedily ready themselves for the proposed return to football, however, are the teams really ready for a return?

A proposed date of return has been set for the 19th or 27th of July 2020, being just under a fortnight from today, relating to a maximum of three weeks of pre-season since the 2nd of July 2020 when clubs have been passed to return to training only if all the health protocols have been met.

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has publicly said a proper pre-season requires a full six weeks, making a point that two / three weeks is never enough, saying;

“It is very rare to have a football team to play 90 minutes of football, hence in week three of pre-season training, we don’t allow our teams to play more than 60 minutes,” he concluded.

The PSL’s Chairman, Dr. Irvin Khoza is set to address the media on Monday, the 13th of July 2020 at lunchtime, 12H00, through a virtual announcement at the Headquarters of the league in Parktown.  The announcement is expected to be in relation to the PSL’s Project Restart and dates will be provided.

Article By;
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.