PSL Issues Statement On Sundowns Vs Barca
Premier Soccer League Issues Statement On Mamelodi Sundowns' Clash Against FC Barcelona Next Week
The Premier Soccer League has issued a statement on Mamelodi Sundowns’ upcoming clash against Spanish LaLiga champions, FC Barcelona.
The PSL confirmed that Sundowns requested permission for the fixture and since granted the Brazilians the permission, given that they are set to comply with the requirements of SAREA.
The statement read: “The Premier Soccer League (PSL) received a request from Mamelodi Sundowns to play an international friendly match against FC Barcelona.
"The match has been arranged to form part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations.
"The League has always followed the same approach in respect of friendly matches in particular when these will (or might) impact the League or Cup competitions.
"This request, however, was of extraordinary nature in that it formed part of the Madiba Centenary Celebrations.
"Moreover, it had both direct support both of sponsors Nedbank and Government in light of the nature and importance of the event and the part football plays in bringing South Africans together.
"The Executive Committee of the League granted the requested subject to compliance with all of the relevant requirements of CAF and FIFA and also on the express basis that Mamelodi Sundowns will comply fully with every requirement of SASREA.”
The match is scheduled to take place next week, Wednesday, at the FNB Stadium.