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Khaya Ndubane
Digital manager Phakaaathi
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13 Oct 2021
7:56 pm

PSL announces date for possible return of fans to the stadium

Khaya Ndubane

The PSL says it not yet ready to allow fans back to the stadiums.

TV presenter Lindiwe Dube (right) with Mamelodi Sundowns fans. Fans could return to the stadium during the MTN8 final between Sundowns and Cape Town City. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) said on Wednesday that they are targeting the MTN8 final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City for a possible return of football fans to the stadium.

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The MTN8 final is set to played on 30 October in a venue yet to be announced by the League.

The was a lot of excitement from the fans when 2000 of them were allowed to attend Tuesday’s Fifa World Cup qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Ethiopia at FNB Stadium.

Many were thinking that the PSL will follow suit and allow them to attend the league fixtures this coming weekend. The PSL, however, says fans will still not be allowed to attend league games.

In a statement issued by the League following an executive meeting on Wednesday, the PSL said Covid protocols still limit attendance “to 165 persons required at the match”.

The League further stated that they are targeting the MTN final “as the ideal match to test the protocols that will be put in place”.

See below the full PSL statement: