Cape Town – With
Orlando Pirates participating in the CAF Confederation Cup final this weekend,
the fixture clashes with two PSL encounters.
However, the League
stood their ground on allowing the clashes to resume the same time as the much
The Buccaneers will
face Etoile du Sahel while in the Absa Premiership, Mamelodi Sundowns tackle Free
State Stars and Ajax Cape Town welcome SuperSport United all at the same time.
PSL General Manager
of Football Derek Blanckensee says that the League has drawn up the fixtures well
in advance to avoid any clashes.
He further noted
that CAF kick-off times are only revealed a week in advanced which is why they deemed to leave the fixtures as is.
“Already on Saturday we have three different kick-off times
to enable the broadcasters to show all the games,” said Blanckensee as quoted by KickOff.
“I doubt the game in Cape Town is in any way a counter
attraction to the Pirates game, plus the Sundowns game is in Pretoria.
“We don’t have any games in Johannesburg at the same time.
And we never got any request to move our fixtures.”