Pitso Mosimane will breathe a sigh of relief after the PSL agreed
to rearrange their fixtures in order to allow Bafana Bafana an extra
week of preparation.
The mighty Egypt lie in wait for South Africa on March 26 in an
African Nations Cup qualifier, which the Pharaohs will be desperate to
win as they are rock bottom of Group G.
Mosimane's men top the mini-league, but the coach fears the worst
against an accomplished side who would have played eight matches in
preparation for the encounter at FNB Stadium, while Bafana would have
only tackled Burkina Faso (on February 9).
PSL chief executive Kjetil Siem confirmed the PSL will reshuffle its fixtures for the benefit of the national team.
"We get on well with the national team coach and always have good dialogue," Siem told The Times.
"We have had lengthy chats about helping him ahead of the Egypt
match and we are finalising our fixture list for the rest of the
Mosimane explained last week: "What I have suggested is for the
matches scheduled for the weekend (of March 18-20) to be moved to the
Wednesday (March 16) so that we can report for camp from the following
day (March 17)."
His request looks to have been granted and the league are expected to announce the revised fixtures on Wednesday morning.