I believe everything should be decided on the pitch – Masalesa


Chippa United midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa has made it clear that he is against the idea of calling off the season in various Leagues such as the English Premier League (EPL) and award the League title based on the current log standings.

Liverpool are just two wins away from winning the Premier League for the first time in 30 years but just like many other Leagues around the world, such as the Absa Premiership, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga, the EPL has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak and it is unclear as to when it will return or if it will continue at all.

“I don’t undermine the effects of the virus, but I strongly believe that everything should be decided on the pitch,” said Masalesa.

‘The Chilli Boys’ are 12th on the log standings with 26 points in 24 matches – six points clear of the drop zone.

“For those calling for football leagues to award trophies on current standings, these particular scenarios will make you reconsider: In  2014 with three games to go Liverpool led by three points at the top of the table, that year Manchester City won the League.

“In the 2019/20 season, Liverpool are currently 25 points ahead of Man City.

“For those who believe Liverpool deserve it because they have an insurmountable lead, what should be done about the issue of relegation?” asked the midfielder affectionally known as ‘Vieira’.

“In the 2014/2015 season with nine games to go Leicester City were last on the log, if that season was abandoned at that stage, they would have been relegated. The following season they won the Premier League,” added Masalesa.

In the PSL, Kaizer Chiefs are at the summit of the log, only four points ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns in second-place with 44 points and a game in hand.

“Imagine if ‘the miracle of Istanbul’ was stopped at halftime (for whatever reason). AC Milan would have won the trophy. At the end of 90 minutes the score was 3-3 and after extra time plus penalties Liverpool won,” added Masalesa

“Football is very unpredictable and in the famous words of the late Cebo Manyapelo, “Football ga e na therefore,” concluded the former Black Leopards and Orlando Pirates midfielder.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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