Lockdown SA: Spectators call for return to stadiums

The Absa Premiership season draws to a close this weekend. The last few weeks of the season have been played behind closed doors as part of national lockdown regulations. This has left fans out of the stadium experience. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG- The Absa Premiership season draws to a close in the coming weekend. 

The last few weeks of the season have been played behind closed doors as part of national lockdown regulations.

This has left fans out of the stadium experience.

Something those who attend matches hope can change soon.

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 An experience that Kaizer Chiefs super fan, Saddam Maake describes as painful.

“It was very painful, because it never happened, in my life I never know that, and I never knew that, someone, or somebody, or anybody can stop me from attending the game.”

And, as more easing of the lockdown regulations happens, there’s still no word on what will happen to spectators

Siyabulela Loyilane from the National Supporters Association has called for return to stadium with limited capacity.

“What breaks me the most is the fact that in these discussions, there is no talks of supporters coming back to the stadiums, even if it’s at limited capacity.”

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On the other hand, The Saddam has now come up with an ambitious plan for the final weekend of league action.

"I am going to make a request to Safa and PSL to allow 50 supporters, or 100 supporters, from each team – we’ve got 16 teams. So now if they say we can, so we have to work hand-in-hand with the Chairperson of the branches to select the best supporters…”

This, Maake hopes, can be used as a template for spectators for next season.

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eNCA