The fixtures for the much anticipated Pro Beach Soccer League have been released and it features local teams from KwaZulu Natal.
The tournament that has been endorsed by several parties in the sporting fraternity like SAFA, KZN Sports Federation and KZN Department of Sports and Recreation will start on 25 September 2021.
Gordon Masondo who is the Chairman of the league revealed to FARPost that all the teams are preparing for the inaugural season and the league is working behind the scenes to get as much sponsors as they can.
Fans and lovers of the sport will not miss out as the league is looking for ways to bring all games live on different digital platforms.
“We recently had a meeting with all the clubs and we discussed a lot of matters including the date of the commencement of the league which will be 25 September.”
“The municipality has given us a go ahead to host our matches and even organize tournaments. The venue is in South Beach in Durban,” said Masondo.
“We have 11 teams now, unfortunately other clubs were late in terms of application, so we’ll have two levels to accommodate everyone.
“We’ll have a lower league that will accommodate teams from universities, private schools and other clubs that couldn’t make it in terms of our first applications.
“In terms of sponsorship we are still engaging certain companies and talks are on-going. Look, because of the uprising and the pandemic, people are not sure if whether they go for it and that is putting us on the back foot, but it’s not a train smash.
“Some sponsors are reluctant because the project is new but they are willing to give it a chance and see how it goes,” he admitted.
“We are also talking to broadcasters though we can’t mention names, it looks good that’s all I can say but it will depend on what we agree on.
“We would love to enter the digital world, whereby people can live stream our games and watch them on different platforms at their comfort. As you know people are not allowed to watch games in the stadia. So we are looking at availing our matches in all digital platforms.
“Our league is open to players from South Africa, there is no age restriction but we have allowed on three foreigners per club and we only have one window for registration of players,” emphasized Masondo.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter