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SAFA confirm PSL clubs can resume training

SAFA confirm PSL clubs can resume training

SAFA has confirmed that government have given the green light for clubs to go back to training.

The PSL has been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. There have been several talks by SAFA, PSL and government on the return to play protocols for the ABSA Premiership.

 SAFA published a statement on their website pointing out the guidelines that need to be adhered to once PSL clubs return to training.

“According to Government Gazette promulgated by Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture on 11 June 2020, under the Disaster Management Act of 2002, football can resume training after complying with the regulations,” read the statement.

“These regulations entail among others that all teams need to test for COVID-19 and chronic medical conditions (As stipulated in the Football return to training protocol adopted by the SAFA Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) and results must be sent to the Compliance Officer.

“Disinfection of the training venue is mandatory, so is the daily screening of COVID-19 symptoms for all those involved.

“All teams are encouraged to undertake strict hand and respiratory hygiene and have a consulting Doctor at all times as stipulated in the return to football protocol adopted by JLC.

“There should be continuous education about COVID-19 and the Federation must appoint a compliance officer in writing.”

An official proposed date of the resumption of the 2019/20 Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship campaigns is now expected to be issued by the League.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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