PSL drops Telkom Knockout after Telkom pulls large sponsorship

PSL drops Telkom Knockout after Telkom pulls large sponsorship

- The PSL has made the decision to drop the Telkom Knockout competition

- This follows Telkom's decision to end sponsorship with the PSL

- The change comes shortly after DStv replaced Absa as the league's official sponsors

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Amidst the many changes happening in the South African soccer world, a new one has just been revealed. The PSL has come to the decision to cancel the Telkom Knockout competition following Telkom's decision to end its sponsorship of the competition.

Their decision comes after 14 years of sponsoring the Telkom Knockout games. The news was recently confirmed by the PSL's Irvin Khoza this morning. During his address, he had mentioned that the PSL was "constrained" as a result of Telkom's withdrawal.

"We are constrained as the PSL, which I did indicate in one of my [previous] press conferences that we don't have Telkom any more as a sponsor, while Absa has just left us and been replaced by DStv," said Khoza

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He did however mention that Telkom's withdrawal would give the PSL the opportunity to decongest the game fixtures. He also said that by next season another sponsorship would be taking the place of the Telkom Knockout games.

PSL have dropped Telkom Knockout after Telkom pulls sponsorship
PSL will no longer have Telkom Knockout games. Source: Twitter/PSL official
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, in other soccer news, Pitso Mosimane showed off all his trophies online after winning his fifth South African championship last month. According to the publication, Mosimane was approached after the Sundowns managed to win their 10th Premiership title in a dramatic show off against the Kaizer Chiefs - who had been the favourites to win the tournament.

Mosimane will replace Rene Weiler as Al Ahly's next head coach. Mosimane currently has a four-year deal with the Sundowns and it is unclear how the Brazilians and the Egyptian team will handle the negations. News of Mosimane resigning spread like wildfire and South African soccer fans flooded social media with their views.

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Some were sad to see Mosimane go while others said he won every possible tournament in SA and needs a new challenge. Sport journalist Joe Crann wrote:

"Shouldn’t really be any surprise to see Pitso Mosimane leave South Africa... The man has literally won everything there is to win. The logical next step would be outside the country."

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