The South African Football Association has welcomed the decision to restart football on August 08.
The 2019/20 domestic campaign has been halted for more than four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the amount of positive cases continue to rise in the country, the government has given the green light for football’s return under strict conditions.
After several weeks of deliberations and engaging with the necessary parties and stakeholders, the National Soccer League finally confirmed that the 2019/20 season will resume on August 08.
In a statement on their official website, SAFA revealed that they have welcomed the decision by the NSL to restart football on the confirmed dates.
“The South African Football Association (SAFA) welcomes the decision by the National Soccer League (NSL) Board of Governors (BoG) to confirm dates for the conclusion of the 2019/2020 soccer season,” the association said.
“I would like to thank the NSL chairman and the entire BoGs for helping put this matter to rest. We will now witness the ultimate and fair conclusion to the current and unique season and I am sure the football loving fans can’t wait for football to resume again,” said SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan went on to say.
“The match officials are getting into peak fitness and come 8 August, it will be all systems go,” he added.