The South African Football Association [SAFA] has accepted the decision by the National Soccer League restart the 2019/20 season on August 08.
After series of meetings and deliberations between the various stakeholders, the National Soccer League reached out with all parties that the 2019/20 PSL seaon which has been halted for more than four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic should resume next month.
SAFA which had issues with the PSL few days ago welcomed the decision with open arms.
“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,” a statement from 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.
“The match officials are getting into peak fitness and come 8 August, it will be all systems go,” he added.
According to the Premier Soccer League, the remaining 54 league matches will be played behind closed doors in Gauteng.
The Nedbank Cup semi-final games involving Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bidvest Wits and Baroka FC vs. Bloemfontein Celtic will usher the restart of football in South Africa.