New PSL restart date revealed

Premiership

The date for the restart of PSL matches appears to have been decided, according to insiders close to Monday's board of governors meeting.

The PSL's latest BOG meeting is still in progress as football's leaders finalise a return to football after more than four months of suspension.

After the planned 18 July return date was unable to be met by SAFA and its officials, the Association proposed 1 August as the resumption date.

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However, insiders have informed KickOff.com that Saturday, 8 August is the date the PSL has agreed upon for the safe resumption of league and cup football, starting with the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.

"What I know is, the meeting is still ongoing," says PSL senior manager Lux September, who could not confirm anything else.

"We will inform you when the meeting finishes, which will be much later today."

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The PSL has chosen Gauteng as the biologically safe environment in which all 32 teams are meant to finish the Absa Premiership, GladAfrica Championship and Nedbank Cup.

SAFA also confirmed last week that referees have started to check in to a hotel in Sandton as they continue preparations to be ready for the restart.

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Chairman Irvin Khoza has always been adamant that the football season must be completed and it appears the restart is on track after the majority of PSL stakeholders agreed to the new date.

The PSL is set to confirm all details in an official statement in due course.

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