PSL calls off Polokwane City matches until further notice
Posted: 15 November 2012 Time: 2:27 pm
The PSL has postponed the National First Division matches that were scheduled to be played this weekend in respect for the four Polokwane City players that will be laid to rest.
City were involved in a tragic bus crash in Polokwane recently, on the way home from a match against FC AK, in which Koketso Takalo, Mojalefa Mphuti, Moeketsi Nthete and Silvester Mpaketsane passed away.
Polokwane City's home match against African Warriors, originally scheduled for next weekend (November 25), has also been put on ice, with the PSL revealing that they will be guided by the Limpopo club as to when they will reschedule.
The club also has several other players with injuries, some of whom will take months to heal, which has left the club with a skeleton squad.
PSL general manager Derek Blanckensee confirms the latest developments.
"We have postponed all NFD fixtures this weekend out of respect for the four players that will be buried this weekend. We have also postponed Polokwane City's match for next weekend but other games will take place.
"Right now we are waiting to hear from Polokwane City before we make a decision as to when next we can fixture them, after they have registered other players, because they also have players that were injured in that accident.
"We will basically be guided by Polokwane City about when next we can fixture them," Blanckensee says.
The PSL, together with Polokwane City, will cover costs for all four funerals.
Club coach Vladislav Heric has also told KickOff.com how difficult the ordeal has been for him, saying his biggest hope is that all the surviving players will be able to recover from the terrible experience.