With new information surfacing that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) could resume in the next two weeks, GladAfrica Championship sides Ajax Cape Town, Swallows FC and Real Kings have resumed training, while others continue to seek PSL’s approval.
As the PSL steps up plans to return in Gauteng with July 19 as the proposed date as per our report on Thursday, subject to approval by government and SAFA, ‘The Urban Warriors’ Spokesperson Thabiso Mekuto has confirmed to FARPost that the club has received the compliance certificate last Thursday and started training the same day at Ikamva.
Ajax are at the summit of the GladAfrica Championship to gain automatic promotion to the Absa Premiership with 48 points, seven ahead of second-placed Swallows with six games remaining.
Last month, the government announced PSL teams can return to training amidst the coronavirus pandemic while ordering clubs to fumigate their facilities and all players and officials get tested for Covid-19 ahead of the resumption of South Africa’s top-flight which has been suspended since March.
“We resume training in accordance with the National Soccer League (NSL) Covid-19 Health and Safety Directive for the 2019/20 season, we love this game,” said Real Kings in a statement.
Never rush to be the first to do it, be more perturbed by doing it correctly….. #MorokaSwallows#DubeBirds #UpTheBirds
Thank you @RandburgFC for letting it us use your World Class facilities. pic.twitter.com/IVF7kPvt0M
— MorokaSwallowsFC (@Moroka_Swallows) July 9, 2020
Meanwhile, Swallows are using Randburg FC’s facilities as they prepare for the restart of the campaign.
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