SAFPU: The utterances by the minister are unfortunate


The South African Football Players Union (SAFPU) have reacted to the Minister of Sports comments Nathi Mthethwa stating that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches can continue.

“We are aware of Nathi Mthethwa’s response. The utterances by the Minister is unfortunate and ill-timed,” said SAPFU in a statement.

SAFPU said that the they are keeping in mind the health and safety of the players and they are happy with the decision of the PSL to suspend games.

“Consulting, protecting and defending. We will continue to consult in every way, every day.

“We will be meeting with the PSL to find solutions that put the players at the heart of this matter,” added SAFPU.

On Monday the PSL announced that the midweek and weekend League matches have been suspended due to the coronavirus fears.

A day later, Mthethwa said that League games can continue behind closed but SAFPU and SAFA disagrees.

“SAFA, and no one else, runs football in the country in accordance with CAF and FIFA statutes – SAFA’s decision is final and binding,” said SAFA President, Danny Jordaan.

The PSL will have a Board of Governors meeting on Thursday to discuss all the options and the way forward.

By FARPost Reporter

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