The Premier Soccer League (PSL) chaiperson Irvin Khoza has dished out the reason to resume top-flight football.
Khoza held a media conference at PSL headquarters in Parktown on Monday, 13 July 2020.Sport events have been suspended since mid-March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic which has impacted the staging of sporting events worldwide.
Khoza said that local football should be resumed to avoid job losses.
“It’s so urgent for us to start because beyond 30th of June, we won’t be able to give clubs any grants. If that happens, it means we must now revert to section 39 of retrenchments.
“That’s the reality of the situation. It’s been stressful to the clubs, some of the clubs have taken it up on themselves to do some kind of dealings with the players by asking for salary reduction from 30% to 40%.”
The PSL’s apparent desire to resume play as soon as possible is in line with trying to save jobs across top-flight football.