PSL boss counts cost of SAFA delay


Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has expressed his disappointment over the decision by SAFA to stop football from returning.

On Tuesday the motherbody shut down the PSL's plans to resume football this weekend citing referees' health and fitness as a reason.

Kadodia has expressed his frustration at the decision, which is likely to result in local football only resuming in early August.

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League chairman Irvin Khoza said during his statement in Tuesday that another delay could cost teams financially.

"We are very disappointed by the decision, we have already done testing and other protocols, which cost us a lot," Kadodia tells

"There are also players' contracts coming to an end next month, which were [already] extended by clubs. It's really disappointing.

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Kadioda was cagey when asked if The Team of Choice will now need to apply for financial assistance from government.

"I really can't comment on that, but it will really hurt us financially," he adds.

Eric Tinkler's side are still in with a shot at finishing in the Absa Premiership top four this season, which would crown an impressive campaign for the KwaZulu-Natal side.

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