Return of football delights Larsen


Polokwane City coach has expressed his excitement on the announcement by the Premier Soccer League that the League programme will finally resume in the second week of August.

The announcement was made by the PSL Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza on Monday, following a virtual Board of Governors meeting.

This comes after football has been suspended for over three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Yeah we have got a date now and everybody is happy because this back and forth for a month or two now was very frustrating but at least we have a date now and looking forward to completing the League,” Larsen told FARPost.

“I think the playing fields will be level. I think we will be having at least 6 weeks by the time we play on the 11th so yeah if we had to play on the 18 of July as it was suggested in the beginning I think it would have been very unfair on a lot of teams that were following protocols but now that we have got that extra two weeks I am very happy about it,”

Larsen also told this publication that they don’t have any positive COVID-19 cases at the moment and every player is now back at training.

“Yeah at the moment clean bill of health, every player is training with the team and we are just hoping it stays that way when we go into the BSE. We hope we take everybody into it because we don’t have the biggest squad, we only got 24 infield players so we need everybody over this next 4 to 5 weeks and I also very happy to say there are no injuries at this point and I hope it stays that way,” he said.

Rise and Shine’s last 6 matches of the season will be against Kaizer Chiefs, SuperSport United, Highlands Park, Bloemfontein Celtic, Mamelodi Sundowns and wrap up the season with a fixture against Bidvest Wits.

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