Cape Town - After
confirming the introduction of the vanishing spray next season, the PSL has
denied that goal-line technology will soon follow.
that Peter Sejake, who is the head of referees at SAFA, says that the Absa
Premiership along with other lower leagues will use the internationally
acclaimed vanishing spray during incidents when it comes to free-kicks.
Football has seen
many occasions where goals were disallowed by officials prior to the implementation
of goal-line technology due to not being able to see whether the ball has
crossed the line or not.
One in particular
was when Frank Lampard’s goal against Germany at the 2010 Soccer World Cup was
disallowed after replays showed that the ball clearly crossed the line.
later various prestigious football leagues started to use goal-line technology
and soon after the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup implemented it as well.
As far as to when it
will be implemented in South Africa, PSL head of media relations, Luxolo
September, reveals that discussions have not come up yet.
“As far as I am concerned, the issue has not been debated by
the PSL at any level. It has to go through the board of governors and to the
best of my knowledge this has not been discussed,” September told KickOff.
“I do not know. I cannot tell you what could happen in the
future but at the moment this matter has not been discussed.”