Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football writer
2 minute read
29 Jul 2020
11:26 am

Football’s return good for country’s happiness index

Sibongiseni Gumbi

There had been strong suggestions that the PSL were considering cancelling the current season and waiting for lockdown to be lifted to resume football again.

Kaizer Chiefs forward Samir Nurkovic (L) is pursued by Mamelodi Sundowns defender Tebogo Langerman during a Premiership match. (AFP/Phill Magakoe)

That was a close shave. This is what I thought as PSL chairman Irvin Khoza announced that they’ve decided to continue he season to the finish, restarting 8 August. There had been strong suggestions that the PSL were considering cancelling the current season and waiting for lockdown to be lifted to resume football again. Speculation is that that the 2020/21 season may come only in November or even as late as early next year. That would have been a big blow, and I must admit that I had already mentally prepared myself for the worst – the worst being me...