Absa Premiership

Mahlangu: The season simply has to resume at some point

Jabu Mahlangu
Jabu Mahlangu

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Jabu Mahlangu insists it's not an option to scrap the current Absa Premiership season, and that it may need to resume behind closed doors.

The season is currently suspended until further notice due to the country-wide coronavirus lockdown, and as time ticks away it appears more unlikely that the PSL campaign will resume.

However, Mahlangu believes it's vital for the 2019/20 season to get underway again, even if it's in empty stadiums.

"The season has to resume and continue. Apart from determining who will win the league, there's also an issue of the Top 8 and also teams that could get relegated," Mahlangu told Isolezwe.

"The matches can be played behind closed doors. I think it will be expensive if the season is deemed null and void because the sponsors are also involved."

Asked about league leaders Chiefs' fight to lift the silverware, Mahlangu stated that they may need some expert help.

"Training alone at home and training to prepare for a game are two different things but I hope this won't prevent Chiefs from winning the league," he added.

"They will also need to do more than just training to continue where they left off. I think they will need an expert to advise them on how to win [remaining matches]."

- TEAMtalk media

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