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Football’s return good for country’s happiness index

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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.


29 Jul 2020
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Football’s return good for country’s happiness index

Kaizer Chiefs forward Samir Nurkovic (L) is pursued by Mamelodi Sundowns defender Tebogo Langerman during a 2019/2020 South African Premiership match in Pretoria. 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...

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