Polokwane City coach Clinton Larsen admits that a final decision that will be taken by the Premier Soccer League on the way forward might not please every stakeholder involved.
The League is reportedly involved in discussions with the Ministry of Sports and Recreation about the possibilities of resumption and the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.
‘Rise and Shine’ last played a competitive match 60 days ago but Larsen is still hopeful that a decision to conclude the League would be reached soon.
“Well I am happy I am just a coach and not the powers-that-be that are going to make these decisions because no matter what decision you make you are not going to make everybody happy,” said Larsen.
“So it’s a very difficult one but I keep saying the players’ health comes first, our families health comes first and Sport comes second and I think that’s what we are currently doing so that everybody is safe so that when everybody returns they return back healthy,” he said.
The PSL are also set to hold an executive meeting on Thursday this week before they can update the league members on the status quo.
“It’s a difficult one, if you want to say let’s stop the league the way it is and hand Kaizer Chiefs the title and Mamelodi Sundowns say we are one point away from winning it, there is going to be that argument. Bottom of the league, teams are still going to say we have enough games to get out of the situation we are in so very difficult decisions to be made by the League,” he continued.
“I think they are also getting guidance from what is happening from other Leagues around the world so I am sure there is still going to be a little bit of guidance taken in that regard but for me we just want to get back on the training and playing field as soon as we can possibly can so I think everybody wants to finish the League and hopefully come June or July this pandemic is behind us,” concluded Larsen.
As it stands Polokwane City would ‘survive’ relegation if for argument sake an extraordinary decision is made and the League finish the way it is.
The Limpopo-based side is currently 14th on the log, ahead of AmaZulu and Black Leopards, who are 15th and 16th respectively.
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