The return of the local football season in South Africa is set to resume soon.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) was paused in mid-March when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country’s lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
On Wednesday morning, Sports minister, Nathi Mthethwa confirmed that football can resume.
“The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa published gazetted directions relating to Covid-19 Level 3 Regulations on 28 May 2020, which cover the resumption of sport activities. The different Sport bodies are submitting their plans, indicating their state of readiness and the stringent health protocols they will implement in accordance with the prescribed regulations and directions,” a statement from Mthethwa read.
This takes effect immediately and means clubs can resume training as of today, with the League set to provide further information as to when and where matches will take place.