KickOff.com has obtained more clarity following the news that government has approved the Premier Soccer League's plan to resume football training and competition.
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa on Wednesday issued a statement confirming that the 2019/20 season can resume under the Covid-19 Lockdown Level 3 regulations.
This follows the PSL's extensive plan submitted to government as to how they will ensure a safe return for all stakeholders concerned, which was deemed to have exceeded some of the protocols from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD).
On the way forward, the League will now provide details of dates and venues under a revised fixture schedule, with the ministry having to then ensure that the practices listed under the proposed plan are indeed implemented.
Chief Director Marketing and Communications for Sport, Mickey Modisane, has since given more clarity on the way forward following the minister's statement.
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"They can resume their training as of today, and remember they've also submitted the dates on when they want to resume with their matches," Modisane tells KickOff.com.
"It is for them to take the process forward with regards to engaging everybody else. But what they were required to do from a health and safety protocol, and with regards to the risk assessment, they have to deliver to that expectation.
"So now what the ministry has to do, as and when they deem it necessary, is to make these rounds and go and inspect that what has been written on paper is being put into practice."