Task team to examine soccer resumption issue

Sports Reporter

On Tuesday the South African Football Association (Safa) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) met at Safa headquarters in Nasrec to discuss possible resumption of the season, but no date was set. 

  Football activities have been suspended since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  The officials discussed the risks and measures involved for the resumption of soccer activities.

  The PSL is pushing for the resumption of the season, while Safa maintains that soccer can only return if the country reaches Level 1 of the lockdown. 

  Both parties presented their cases, but no resolution was found. They then formed a task team to look at the concerns which were raised and report back to the Joint Liason Committee (JLC). The report would then be submitted to the government for consideration. 

  The six-member task team was given 14 days to compile the report and submit it to the JLC. 

  The task team comprises Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe (Safa Acting CEO); Mato Madlala (PSL Acting CEO); Dr Thulani Ngwenya (Safa Chief Medical Officer); Dr Lervasen Pillay (PSL Head of Medical); Poobalan Govindasamy (Safa NEC) and Jose Ferreira (PSL Executive Committee Member).

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