PSL given permission to extend season

File: PSL Chairperson Irvin Khoza.

File: PSL Chairperson Irvin Khoza.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Football Association has been given lee-way by FIFA to extend the current Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.

There have been ongoing disagreements between the governing body SAFA and the PSL on when the league could resume.

The PSL had hoped to get back on 18 July, but now a date has been set for 1 August.

There were concerns that there would not be enough time to conclude the season, but the green light from FIFA means local football can be flexible, on when they'll finish.

CEO Tebogo Motlanthe says match officials will be ready for next month.

READ: Gauteng chosen province to conclude PSL season

Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns have welcomed back five members that include staff and players, from COVID-19 isolation.

The members have recovered from the coronavirus after spending the required 14 days in quarantine.

The club's medical team has cleared the players to resume training.

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