Pitso gives PSL restart recommendations

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has shared his view on how the PSL should go about their proposed return-to-play plan.

Clubs and players are awaiting correspondence from the Premier Soccer League regarding their eligibility to return to training, and ultimately matches.

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The 2019/20 season is still suspended due to the Covid-19 lockdown, but government last week gave the official green light for group training to resume. All stakeholders are awaiting further instuctions from the League before competitive matches can be played.

Mosimane, a CAF Coach of the Year and four-time Absa Premiership-winning tactician, has since weighed in on the sufficient measures that need to be put in place for the safe and successful return of football in the country.

“I watched all LaLiga games [on Sunday] and majority of players were struggling after the 60th minute, including Barca and Real Madrid,” said Mosimane on his Twitter page.

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“[Three] weeks’ minimum to train before we start playing [is needed] and five subs to be allowed in a game. My technical opinion. Let’s learn from practical experiences.

“After more than two months of rest, it is very rare to have a football team who can play 90 mins of football. Hence, in week three of pre-season training from off-season, we don’t allow our teams to play more than 60 minutes in a game.

“I believe our decision-makers will guide us well.”

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