With South Africa and the World currently battling a pandemic, the sport franchises and competitions have not been insusceptible to its repercussions. After a confusing release of information, The Premier Soccer League was eventually determined to be ‘suspended until further notice’ by PSL Chairman Irvin Khoza and Safa President Danny Jordaan. The question however arises as to how to resolve the league and crown champions should football be indefinitely suspended. PSL senior manager Lux September says that there is no easy solution to conclude the league if football is suspended.
With Cyril Ramaphosa announcing a 21-day lockdown, all players have been training on their own at their homes. There have been reports that PSL training could optimistically resume by June 16.
September was reported to say that the rules say nothing about concluding a league in situations like these. “The rules say nothing (about giving league table leaders the title).
“There are no easy solutions for anyone, not just in South Africa but anywhere else. So if we say someone must get the trophy what happens to relegation. What happens to clubs who are in the Caf Champions League who have to play Absa Premiership matches” said September.
“There are some clubs who have played 22, some 23, some 24 games because of cup commitments. Our games are postponed so far we are not sure when we will resume, we can’t give the trophy it is not that simple” he concluded.
Until the senior management of the PSL convene to resolve this matter, Kaizer Chiefs fans will have to simmer in their suspense for a 5th league title.