- The South African Football Association (SAFA) has provided an update on when football should resume in the country
- The organisation enlisted the help of two medical experts to assess the risks involved
- According to SAFA's recommendations, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) should only resume when the country reaches lockdown level 1
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From Friday, lockdown regulations will start to ease off slightly as South Africa will drop down from level 5 to 4 in terms of lockdown restrictions.
Briefly.co.za reported that Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, shed light on the new Level 4 lockdown restrictions.
Exercise will be allowed, but still within certain parameters.
The updated regulations may have provided sports fanatics with some encouragement, but football fans will have to wait a while longer.
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SAFA has weighed in on the matter and shared their findings on when the PSL should resume.
Some of the major European leagues have prematurely ended their seasons, but SAFA hasn't followed suit.
The organisation enlisted the help of two medical experts and will submit a full report to FIFA. The FA will also work hand in hand with Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
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A resumption of league action was immediately ruled out at lockdown level 4 due to the travel required.
In fact, based on the interim findings, SAFA suggested that it will only be safe for the PSL to resume once the country reaches the level 1 stage.
Briefly.co.za understands that the recommendations also called for the matches to be played without spectators and that all clubs must have full-time Sports Doctors to manage the coronavirus threat.
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