Khoza official: It's all systems go!


PSL chairman Irvin Khoza has confirmed Saturday, 8 August as the return date for professional football.

Khoza announced at a live press conference on Monday that the Nedbank Cup semi-finals will be the first fixtures on the new calendar.

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"We have informed our broadcasters and stakeholders of the return on the 8th of August," the League chairman announced.

"We have informed the Gauteng MEC as the province that will be hosting the matches. I phoned the president of SAFA [Danny Jordaan] to inform him that we are resuming on the 8th of August.

"I also tried to get hold of the Sports Minister [Nathi Mthethwa] but was unable to get hold of him because Mondays are busy.

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"This is a historic moment. At this point in time I can gladly announce that 8th of August is a definite goal for the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship.

"We are resuming on the 8th of August. The first games will be the Nedbank Cup semi-finals, and the last game will be the Nedbank Cup final.

"It's all systems go."

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Kick-off times and venues are yet to be announced, but Bidvest Wits take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the first cup semi-final while Baroka FC and Bloemfontein Celtic will contest the other.

There are six Absa Premiership games remaining for most PSL teams, although teams like Sundowns and Bidvest Wits still have nine league matches to play, with Khoza confirming that games will be played every three days to meet an early September end date.

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