Wednesday, 30 September 2020 15:08

 

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Chairman, Dr. Irvin Khoza has announced the 2020/21 season commencement dates at the League’s headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Dr Khoza announced that the first day of the 2020/21 season will be on Saturday, 17 October 2020. The new season will kick-off with the MTN8.

This will be followed by the newly-launched DStv Premiership scheduled to kick-off on 24 October 2020.

The Chairman said the League is already engaging various stakeholders including Government, SAFA and other role players in preparation for the kick-off of the season."We are currently waiting for the new directives from government. I would like to thank the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, SAFA and our sponsors for their cooperation in this process," Dr Khoza said.

In relation to the 2019/20 PSL Awards, the Chairman confirmed that the Awards will take place at a date to be yet to be confirmed in the next few weeks.

The date for the commencement of the 2020/21 GladAfrica Championship will be confirmed in due course.

Furthermore, the PSL boss confirmed that there will only two Cup competitions in the form of the MTN8 and Nedbank Cup. 

This after Telkom withdrew their sponsorship, and as a result, the league's executive took a decision not to replace the telecommunication company due to the expected congestion of the fixture list. 

Meanwhile, the veteran football administrator also revealed that the prize money for the league champions will remain unchanged. 

This despite the league acquiring DStv as the premier sponsor following the expiry of Absa's contract at the end of the 2019-20 season.