Footballers can start training

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Sport, arts & culture minister Nathi Mthethwa says athletes who participate in contact and non-contact sport can start training from June 1.

“The process of training for contact and non-contact Sport will resume under level 3. All sporting arts, culture or religious events are prohibited except religious gatherings and professional non-contact sporting events for the purpose of preparation of major sporting events,” says Mthethwa.

“On the resumption of non-contact sport training, Sport grounds, fields and swimming pools for non-contact sport and training for professional athletes may resume in compliance with the health protocol without any spectators,” he adds.

Relevant and highlight from Minister Mthethwa briefing, 30 May 2020.

“All sport bodies must within 14 days after the publication of these directions, inform the Minister in writing as to the date of resumption and further provide an operational guideline including a guarantee in the form of affidavits related to the testing of all officials.”

The SA Football Association and PSL are expected to meet early next week to discuss the way forward.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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