Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has been forced to reschedule a
number of league fixtures as a result of a change of structure by the
Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Four PSL clubs will be competing in the two CAF competitions,
with Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates featuring in the Champions League
while Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars are taking part in the Confederation
Following the draw, the PSL's Selwyn van Wyk said that
Sundowns especially would be affected as they didn't know the former Champions
League winners would start this season's competition in the preliminary round.
Sundowns were drawn to play Leones Vegatarianos on the same
weekend as a Premiership clash with Black Leopards on November 28, while there
is also a clash with their second tie.
“CAF changed their structure all
of a sudden, so a number of teams that were seeded in the past were no longer
seeded and have to play in the preliminary round," Van Wyk told the SowetanLIVE website.
“We will have to find them a new date for those two games
against Leopards and Maritzburg.
“As you can see, Chiefs, Pirates and Stars have currently
played more games in the league unlike Sundowns.
“This was done with CAF competition in mind, only to find
that Sundowns too have to play in the preliminary stage.”