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PSL Confirm Important Protocols For DStv Season

The Premier Soccer League confirmed important protocols and procedures that all clubs need to follow for the new 2020/21 DStv Premiership season.

A new era in the PSL will kick-off this weekend when teams play their opening fixtures of the inaugural DStv Premiership campaign.

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However, due to the ongoing restrictions in Level 01 of the COVID-19 lockdown, teams still need to follow strict protocols. The league has since confirmed the following:

DStv Premiership: Protocols and match procedures

In preparation of the opening weekend DStv Premiership fixtures, the League has outlined some of the health and match day protocols at stadiums.

Compliance Officers:

Each member club must appoint a Compliance Officer.

Playing kit:

Clubs will be required to change jerseys at half-time.

Screening at Match Venues:
All players, technical members, match officials, medical personnel, support staff, suppliers and television crews must be temperature screened before they enter the stadium.

Moment of Silence and Applause:

The League will observe a moment of silence for Covid19 victims followed by applause for frontline workers before kick-off of each match.

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Water breaks:
-  There will be no mandatory water/cooling breaks. 
-  The normal rules will apply, the match officials will decide as per the rules. 

Substitutions and Team lists: 
-  Teams can list 11 players (starting) 
-  Seven technical team on the bench (5+2) 
-  Nine (9) substitutes can be named. 
 - Three (3) substitution opportunities during the game (plus half time, which isn’t counted as one of the 3) 
-  Five (5) changes allowed for all DStv Premiership matches 
-  Five (5) changes allows plus one (1) additional during extra time for Cup matches."

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