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SAFA, PSL assemble task team to plot way forward in SA football

Irvin Khoza (BackpagePix)
Irvin Khoza (BackpagePix)

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has given an update on the possibility of football returning following a meeting with the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) on Tuesday.

The JLC comprises of SAFA and National Soccer League (NSL) members.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) remains eager to have matches resume in order to decide who will be crowned champions at the end of the 2019/20 season, but the suspension as a result of the coronavirus crisis has made for uncertain times. 

SAFA released a statement on Tuesday evening.

"The Joint Liaison Committee (JLC), made up of representatives of the South African Football Association (SAFA) and its Special Member, the National Soccer League (NSL) met on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at SAFA House to look at the possibility of when it is ideal to start the NSL matches," read the statement.

"The proposals had to deal mostly with health issues and when it is safe to resume the games. After the deliberations, the committee resolved to:

"Form a task team comprising of Advocate Tebogo Motlanthe (SAFA Acting CEO); Mato Madlala (PSL Acting CEO); Dr Thulani Ngwenya (SAFA Chief Medical Officer); Dr Lervasen Pillay (PSL Head of Medical); Poobalan Govindasamy (SAFA NEC) and Jose Ferreira (PSL Executive Committee Member), to look at the concerns which were raised in the meeting and prepare a submission to the committee. The submissions will later be submitted to the Government for consideration.

"The Task Team has been given a maximum of 14 days to complete the document and report back to the Joint Liaison Committee."

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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