Orlando Pirates great Gavin Lane has cautioned against Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches being played behind closed doors, saying it is a "nightmare" from a
Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa said on
Tuesday that domestic football would resume next week with matches to be played
behind closed doors and with stringent health and safety measures to be put in
But Lane, who was nicknamed 'Stability Unit' in his playing
days for his robust and uncompromising approach to the dark arts of defence,
believes that proceedings should rather be halted than matches having to be
played behind closed doors.
"Obviously I mean playing behind closed doors is a nightmare
for any player," Lane told FarPost.
"Because you know if you play and you got your fans on your
side... as a player I would hate to play behind closed doors because you know it
motivates you if you got spectators.
"I would rather say let's get everything under control until
we know everyone's safety is all good. Don't play any matches, especially
behind closed doors, I mean it's a nightmare for any player man.
"Obviously for us sportsmen, it’s bad because there’s
nothing to watch on TV anymore, even to go to games nothing you know what I
"But yes, I think for precautionary measures and for
everyone’s health and safety. We just have to go with the rules of everyone
what they say, hopefully, they find a cure or some kind of a tablet or
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