Fans blast Premier Soccer League

PSL CEO Brand De Villiers.  (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

PSL CEO Brand De Villiers. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

Some fans have criticised the PSL for allowing any matches to go ahead this week after the death of Senzo Meyiwa.

Meyiwa was gunned down on Sunday evening at his girlfriends’ house in Vosloorus in what is suspected to be a robbery gone horribly wrong.

The Premier Soccer League has confirmed that the only match that will be postponed will be the Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, with a new date be announced at a later stage.


Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza wrote to the PSL and Safa to move the derby in the wake of Meyiwa’s passing, and it was on these grounds the league decided to move the match forward.

“We wrote a letter to the PSL and to Safa,” said Khoza, “with a plea to request postponement of the match with Kaizer Chiefs,” he said.

“I spoke to my colleague Kaizer Motaung before sending this letter. He concurred with me. We feel that as administrators of football it would be insensitive of us to continue with this game”

Social media was supportive of this decision.


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