Monday, 01 June 2020 17:51

Photo Credit: Lee Warren. 

SAFA have provided an update following the Joint Liaison Commitee's proposal for the return to play, following the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa issuing the green light in his address o Saturday.

Safa said today's meeting adopted the report and protocol from the Task Team that says football can only resume under specific conditions as prescribed by the Protocol.The meeting resolved that SAFA will write to the Minister asking permission on training procedures.

Safa said in statement released this afternoon,Both Jordaan and Khoza will also discuss the possible starting dates for the resumption of football matches.

The PSL suspended matches on March 16 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa and the ensuing national lockdown has preserved the shutdown.

In his address on Saturday, Mthethwa spelt out the way forward for contact and non-contact sport. He gave training the green light but also underscored the fact that playing was impossible on alert Level 3 according to firm Government specifications.

Mthethwa participated briefly in the meeting on Monday and emphasised the need to balance the health of football stakeholders and that the economic impact Covid-19 has had on the game.

The move from level four to three in the phased exit from the lockdown on Monday allows non-contact sports events to resume and for all sports‚ including contact‚ to train.