Local football authority SA Football Association (SAFA) has insisted that all forms of football be suspended, even playing behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
“SAFA, and no one else, runs football in the country in accordance with CAF and FIFA statutes… SAFA’s decision is final and binding,” – SAFA President, Danny Jordaan.
On Tueday, SA sports minister Nathi Mthethwa said the PSL can continue after meeting with the SAFA leadership in Pretoria, but only behind closed doors, which means there should be no spectators in the respective matches.
SAFA, however, disagree with Mthethwa and during today’s press conference, Jordaan put his foot down and made it clear that no football will be played.
The PSL’s board will meet on Thursday to discuss the way forward and whether they would heed SAFA’s call remains to be seen.
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa