SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews
admits that the effects of the coronavirus could see job losses in the
Premier Soccer League.
There is uncertainty as to when the PSL will be able to resume with
President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing a two-week extension to the already
enforced 21-day lockdown.
Salary cuts are something each club will need to consider, with teams
in Europe already asking players and staff to help where they can.
Premiership clubs rely heavily on their R1 million monthly grants
from the League, who are also without a way to create income as long as
soccer is suspended.
Matthews told KickOff: "If there is no money, there is no money.
"Everywhere in the world, if there are only expenses and not enough income, how can we survive without cuts or job losses?
"South Africa is not immune to what is happening around the world and
here too, in other industries also... and that means salary cuts, job
losses or bankrupt clubs.
"Let's see where all this goes. It doesn't help to speculate all the
time about stuff that hasn't happened yet. Let's deal with issues when
they are upon us."
- TEAMtalk media