While it is now clear that Limpopo is not one of the identified locations to host the remainder of the 2019/20 PSL season, the province’s capital City, Polokwane, say they are ready to host the local teams for their training resumption.
This comes as reports suggest that the PSL intend to wrap up the League in provinces with less COVID-19 infections and the Limpopo province has also been thrown into the hat.
But the Polokwane Municipality confirmed on Energy FM Sport Programme Radio Assistant Referee on Monday night that they have not been approached nor have they approached the League to express their interest to host.
The Municipality Sport and Recreation manager Mantlako Sebaka told the Radio Station that they are ready to welcome back Black Leopards and Polokwane City who use their facilities for training purposes.
“Recently we had an opportunity to meet with the current PSL (local) teams where we were in discussions on preparations for them to resume training,” said Sebaka
“As an authority, our responsibility goes a long way in ensuring that we comply with the health protocols as stipulated (by the PSL). So for us it was an opportunity to meet them and also indicate to them that it’s something that we have been doing all the time so we have sanitised and disinfected the stadiums and other facilities,” he said.
The province has four stadiums (New Peter Mokaba, Old Peter Mokaba, Giyani and Thohoyandou) which meet the required PSL standards but training and accommodation facilities would have not worked in their favour.
All 32 teams are likely to know from today as to when, how and where, the remainder of the League will take place, post the PSL Board of Governors meeting which is currently underway through zoom.
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By Ofhani Munyai