What government needs from PSL, SAFA

PSL Lockdown News

Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has laid out what he needs from SAFA and the PSL to help the government find a solution for the football season.

SAFA last week released a statement stating that after consultation with medical experts, they believe football can only resume at Level 1 lockdown and behind closed doors.

However, the PSL is believed to be trying to convince the government to let the football season resume at Level 3 as some clubs have already indicated they are battling with finances due to the ongoing lockdown.

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Minister Mthethwa during his media briefing on Monday revealed that he is due to hold a meeting with SAFA president Danny Jordaan, PSL chairman Irvin Khoza and Kaizer Motaung on a way forward.

But he also said there are different views coming from the two bodies regarding the resumption of the sport.

"We want to engage their wise counsel on their thoughts on the reopening of the lockdown with our own risk-adjusted strategy, as government," said Mthethwa.

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"They must counsel me, both of them [Jordaan and Khoza]. And I emphasise, it would be advisable that, as government, we get one voice from them."

Mthethwa added: "My final message to both is, they are occupying an important space in society in regard to football, so as the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, I would nudge them to work together at all material times in regard to football."

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