The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has postponed a number of GladAfrica Championship fixtures in order to assist the campaign of the SA U23 team who are traveling to Egypt to participate in an Olympic qualification tournament.
The member clubs mainly affected by the postponement are University of Pretoria, Richards Bay and Ajax Cape Town.
SA are in Group B with Nigeria, Zambia and Ivory Coast at the tournament scheduled for 8-22 November in Cairo, where the top three finishers will qualify to represent Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
They kickstart their campaign against neighbours Zambia on Saturday, November 9, followed by the defending champions Nigeria three days later (Tuesday, November 12) and the last fixture in the group stage is against Ivory Coast on Friday, November 15.
“The League has decided to postpone the fixtures to give the team the best possible chance to qualify for the Olympics. The players will be released after this weekend’s fixtures.
“The League will release full details in due course,” read the statement from the PSL.
By Ofhani Munyai