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Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda first choice goalkeeper – Denis Onyango has spoken about the complications surrounding the safe return of the Premier Soccer League [PSL].

The South African League has been on hold since March, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but plans to resuming the competition is far advanced.

The government has given the clubs the permission to return to training, following the comprehensive testing of all players and staff and the sanitisation of training facilities.

But Onyango [35] says he wish the league could have started earlier.

“We are still waiting for an official letter from the PSL to start training even though the Minister of Sports allowed us to start,” he told the Daily Monitor.

“So, we are still home but at least now we know we can play again. I think they [PSL] just need to supervise the training grounds first and see if it’s safe and then allow us to start.

“I actually thought it would have started long before this because we were given a green light when we started level three of the lockdown.

“But with contact sports, you need to check first the safety of the players before you restart. Also, looking at how the numbers [for Coronavirus cases] were growing, it made the process difficult.

“But at last, here we are… but I think we have to go back for second testing before that.”

Mamelodi Sundowns are second on the PSL table with 30 points, 10 points behind leaders – Kaizer Chiefs [40] points.

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