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PSL boss: Anyone who compromises the bio-bubble is insulting the country

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Irvin Khoza (Gallo Images)
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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Irvin Khoza says they have done everything they possibly can to prepare for the resumption of the season and has urged everyone to respect the Bio-Safe Environment (BSE).

The league will get underway again on 11 August, after the Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Saturday, and all the PSL teams will be based in Gauteng in a "bio bubble" to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 spreading amongst players and staff involved in football.

Khoza has hammered home the importance of compliance amid the coronavirus pandemic and warned that those who compromise the BSE are insulting the country as a whole.

"I think the magnitude and the demand for compliance is heavy to most of the teams‚" Khoza said, as quoted by Times Live.

"We've had the Board of Governors [32 PSL teams] in our meetings six or seven times emphasising one important thing: compliance‚ compliance‚ compliance.

"But what was key in that compliance was to observe the issues of health. Because unfortunately we are dealing with a health situation and nobody can figure out how it affects us in a way‚ or two‚ or three‚ or four‚ that we can plan for - it's a moving target.

"So therefore, we have done everything humanly possible. And that is why we are the only industry in this country that‚ when we go back to work‚ we have gone for all this necessary testing."

Khoza added: "If you are in the BSE‚ you go to training‚ or to the match situation. Any other diversion‚ you're compromising the BSE.

"If somebody does that it's an insult to the whole country."

- TEAMtalk media

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