The PSL season is already under way, but a lot of football lovers are complaining about the breaks in between games.
It's the second leg of the MTN8 semi-final between Wits and Cape Town City today. It is the only game that we have this weekend because Sundowns, who are also in the semi-finals, are scheduled to play the first leg of CAF Champions League semis in Zambia, so they got their MTN8 fixture postponed.
That has got the supporters questioning the PSL fixtures, with many saying that everybody knew that this was an MTN 8 second leg semi-final week, and there are eight other teams who ended the season outside the top eight bracket, therefore when the fixture was made, the powers that be should have considered that instead of starving our fans of football. The debate goes on and on, but the fact of the matter is our fixtures are in drips.
This is something the PSL has to look into and act accordingly. Our fans have to spend the day without what they love, diski until 8.00pm when the MTN8 second-leg semi-final kicks off. Some supporters have expressed their frustrations regarding this, and even went as far as saying that there's nothing interesting about the game they're going watch this weekend. They say that, with the aggregate currently 3-0 in favour of Wits, it's already done and dusted, and that it is just honouring the fixture.
It's a sad case for the supporters, but surely there's an explanation from the PSL as to why this has happened. With that said, though, it doesn't change the fact that South African football lovers are starved of football. I sincerely hope, for the sake of the supporters who eat, breathe and sleep football, that this gets sorted out, even if the sponsors and the PSL can come to an agreement to televise the friendlies that our PSL teams play when there's a break.
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