PSL boss Irvin Khoza confirms start date for 2020/21 season, transfer window

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  • PSL boss Irvin Khoza has confirmed the dates for the 2020/21 season and transfer window.
  • The new campaign will kick off on Friday, 9 October.
  • The transfer window will run from Wednesday, 2 September until Saturday, 17 October.

Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Irvin Khoza has confirmed the start date for the upcoming 2020/21 season.

In a virtual press conference held in Johannesburg on Friday, Khoza also revealed when the transfer window will open.

Khoza, affectionately known as Iron Duke in the football fraternity, says the new campaign will kick off on Friday, 9 October.

Meanwhile, teams will also be allowed to search for fresh talent in the transfer window from Wednesday, 2 September until Saturday, 17 October.

"The registration window for the PSL, as agreed by the executive committee, will be 2nd of September to the 17th of October; that is the first window," Khoza said. 

"The second window will be the 1st of February 2021 to the 1st of March 2021.

"The start of the season is presumed to be the 9th of October; the commencement of the new PSL season."

The ongoing 2019/20 campaign kicks off on Saturday in the Biologically Safe Enviroment (BSE) situated in Gauteng following a lengthy four month pause due to the coronavirus.

The Nedbank Cup will commence proceedings with the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship getting a mid-week start on Tuesday, 11 August.

Khoza could not delve into whether or not the new campaign will start in the BSE as the country remains in lockdown Alert Level 3 with the various restrictions in place.

"The bubble is an expensive thing to have, that's why we said that the application of the BSE is going to assist us as to whether it will be a template for the future or not," said Khoza.

"For now we can't say anything because we don't know what the government is figuring out in terms of the (lockdown) levels or the sensitivity and severity of the pandemic.

"We will wait and see at that particular time [October] and come up with a strategy to mitigate whatever has been presented to us, for us to go forward and continue with the games," he said.

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