Absa Premiership

Morton: It's not fair to cancel the Absa Premiership

2020-04-28 15:42
Michael Morton
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Veteran midfielder Michael Morton is not a fan of ending the Absa Premiership season as it stands without declaring a champion.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has been on hold for six weeks as the country entered into lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

As some teams gear up to return to training with a slight relaxing of regulations, from Friday, there remains serious doubts as to when the league will be able to resume.

AmaZulu, who entered the break in 15th place on the 16-team league, face a real threat of relegation - although if the league is cancelled, they might face a reprieve.

He told TimesLIVE: "I think in fairness for all parties involved‚ as long as the lockdown doesn't drag for too long‚ then I don't think there's a reason why we can't finish the season.

"Obviously there are a lot of teams who've worked hard trying to win the league or whatever up to now. So, to just stop or cancel it now‚ I don't think it’s fair."

He added: "So you can't just ask the guys at the bottom of the league to forget about this season because the guys down at the bottom (Black Leopards) will prefer the things to start again.

"So that’s obviously can’t be in favour of everybody‚ but I do understand that the PSL has spoken in the last couple of years about extending the league to 18 teams.

"I don't think you can just award to whoever is at the lead at the time. I mean we all know football and what can happen in six games is incredible.

"So definitely you can't decide the league based on where the guys are currently standing."

- TEAMtalk media


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