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Soccer is back – albeit in a bubble

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There will be no fans at the stadiums, and it may all feel a little contrived, but – much like in England, Spain and Italy – for the football economy’s sake, the show must go on.


08 Aug 2020
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Soccer is back – albeit in a bubble

Dr Irvin Khoza. Pic: BackpagePix

At last, South Africa will launch its version of football in a time of Covid-19 from this weekend, as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) 2019/20 season is played to its conclusion, starting with today’s Nedbank Cup semifinals at Orlando Stadium. It has been five months since the PSL season was postponed indefinitely, as the government banned all football, and the long wait began to see if the campaign would be concluded or, in a worst-case scenario, declared null and void. There was a decent moral argument for the latter, in the sense that people’s safety has to take precedent, but...

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