PSL and Safa need to work together in regard to football – Mthethwa

Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture (Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)

The PSL and Safa seem to be loggerheads with regards to the resumption of football in South Africa.

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa believes it is important for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the South African Football Association (Safa) to work together at all times in regard to football.

The PSL and Safa seem to be loggerheads with regards to the resumption of football in South Africa.

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The League wants to get the 2019/20 season back underway in order to finish the season, while Safa says football can only be played in Level 1 of lockdown.

Mthethwa says it would be advisable that the football authorities in South Africa speak with one voice in case playing football during lockdown becomes a possibility.

“We want to engage their wise counsel on their thoughts on the re-opening of the lockdown with our own risk-adjusted strategy, as government,” Mthethwa told EWN.

“They must counsel me, both of them [SAFA boss Danny Jordaan and PSL chief Irvin Khoza], and I emphasise, it would be advisable that, as government, we get one voice from them.

“My final message to both is, they are occupying an important space in society in regard to football, so as the minister of sports, arts, and culture, I would nudge them to work together at all material times in regard to football.”

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