The Premier Soccer League has informed SAFA of its plans to restart the 2019/20 season, with 14 training venues and 11 stadiums to be used.
In a letter sent to SAFA acting CEO Tebogo Motlanthe and seen by the Siya crew, his counterpart from the league, Mato Madlala, writes to inform the motherbody of the procedure for the resumption from next weekend.
“I write to inform you that the Board of Governors of the League met yesterday to determine training and playing venues, and the date to return to match play in the BSE (biologically safe environment),” wrote Madlala in a letter dated July 10.
She confirmed Gauteng as the location from July 18, and then lists the training venues as such:
- Marks Park (Johannesburg)
- Wanders (Johannesburg)
- St Stithians (Johannesburg)
- Fourways High (Johannesburg)
- Johannesburg Stadium
- Ruimsuig Stadium (Johannesburg)
- Auckland Park Bunting (University of Johannesburg)
- Chris Hani Stadium (also UJ)
- Loftus Versfeld (Tshwane)
- University of Pretoria (Tshwane)
- Pilditch Stadium (Tshwane)
- TUT Stadium (Tshwane)
- Germiston Stadium (Ekurhuleni)
- Vosloorus Stadium (Ekurhuleni)
The PSL will then use 11 stadium for the remaining fixtures, and it seems this will be for both the Absa Premiership and the GladAfrica Championship, though there has been talk that the second tier could be scrapped and no teams relegated.
FNB Stadium, Orlando Stadium, Dobsonville Stadium, Rand Stadium, Makhulong Stadium, Ellis Park, Bidvest Wits, Loftus Versfeld, Lucas Moripe Stadium, University of Pretoria and the Tsakane Stadium all put down as the match venues.
Both the PSL and SAFA held discussions about compliance to return to play on Friday, with a statement from the motherbody this morning confirming that the meeting would continue on Monday morning. But there was no mention of an agreement to return to play - so the letter from the PSL will come as a suprise to SAFA.
PSL chairman Irvin Khoza has called a press conference on the same day at noon.
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