The PSL have been handed a boost as South Africa government gives them greenlight to resume the suspended football season due to Coronavirus.
The League’s Executive Committee has been waiting for the government to approve its proposal to return to the game in recent weeks since the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) Task Force Report was approved in May.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Ministry of Sports said the PSL plan had been the subject of analysis by the health authorities and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
“The plans of the Premier Soccer League have been approved, considering the mitigation strategies and plans in relation to the Level 3 risk-adjusted strategy in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a statement from the ministry,” reads the statement.
“The plans have further been subject to analysis by Health authorities, the NICD (National Institute of Communicable Diseases) who have recommended that the measures put in place by the organisation meet and in some instances exceed the required protocol for a safe return to training and to play in a Biologically Safe Environment.”
The PSL now having given the greenlight is expected to announce officially dates football will resume as well as the provinces and venues actions will be held for the remaining fixtures.
PSL chairman Irvin Khoza recently revealed that a national camp based in one province would conclude the campaign with Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal reported to be the provinces which have been earmarked by the PSL to host the national camp when the season resumes.
All PSL clubs are conducting Coronavirus tests for their players and so far there has been 10 confirmed cases with seven from the elite league and three from the National First Division.
More tests will be carried out by all 32 PSL teams until the season finally resumes.