ODG slams teams breaking protocol


Highlands Park head coach Owen Da Gama says there is "no ways in hell" the PSL can resume this weekend as some teams are not even in full training yet.

Speaking at Monday's media briefing, PSL chairman Irvin Khoza said as the League they are doing all they can to finish the 2019/20 season before the August 31.

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Da Gama was asked if the teams on the ground will be able to play to their level-best without participating in any warm-up or friendly matches.

"No, we are not [even] training yet, there's no ways we'll be ready because we are still training in small groups," Da Gama tells KickOff.com.

"So how the hell can we be ready you know? We are still training in five plus one. We are training in groups of six. So how can we be ready? We need at least two weeks to train together as a team.

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"Ja, I know a lot of teams have been training together, which is wrong. But we have followed protocol, we first started with the smaller group and now we are on five plus one. There's no ways we can be able to play, I mean it's impossible.

"I don't think that is possible hey [to play friendlies], we'll probably just have to play amongst each other you know, but we still can't do that because we are still training in smaller groups. But I mean I know for sure that there are teams that are training in full.

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"So I'm very disappointed that some of these teams are not following protocol and procedure, and we all know who these teams are. It's obvious they will have advantage. But it's okay, as long as we are doing the right thing we'll keep on doing the right thing."

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