While football loving fans wait in anticipation what the next Premier Soccer League announcement regarding the resumption of football will be, ex-player Jerry Sikhosana insists the League and SAFA need to find common ground ASAP.
The NSL had indicated their intentions of resuming the League this past weekend but the football mother body announced the first week of August as the only appropriate date to do so.
This has cast more doubts on whether local football fans will see their favourite teams’ returning or the season will be cancelled all together.
“It’s not good for football especially exposing ourselves here in South Africa where the PSL doesn’t work hand in hand with SAFA which is our football mother body,” Sikhosana told FARPost
“That needs to stop and everything must go according to how football is supposed to be run. People are suffering out there, they only watch Spanish, English and Italian soccer on TV because they are all playing but our own is still waiting because of the differences our associations are having,” said Sikhosana.
The 51-year-old reckons the underlying issues between the two organisations are solvable only if they sit down and iron out their differences.
“For me, personally I think the hierarches there need to come to their senses, sit together and make sure that they pave the way that will make sure that soccer comes back. We are all disappointed and I am also really disappointed because soccer is our life.
“I think for me it is solvable, only if people can sit down around the table and put their ideas together. Yes differences will be there but let them stay in the table because we want something that is positive and I hope if that meeting can materialise, something positive will come through,” he said.
Only 10 days are remaining now for football fans to know if the PSL teams will be going to the proposed ‘bio bubble’ centre or there are new developments.
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By Ofhani Munyai