Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have officially granted Absa Premiership outfit Mamelodi Sundowns permission to host Spanish giants Barcelona.
The Tshwane side announced last week that they are set to host the La Liga champions on Wednesday, May 16 in a rare friendly match at the FNB Stadium.
Read the statement:
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) received a
request from Mamelodi Sundowns to play an international friendly match against FC Barcelona.
The match has been
arranged to form part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations.
The League has
always followed the same approach in respect of friendly matches in particular
when these will (or might) impact the League or Cup competitions.
This request however was of extraordinary nature
in that it formed part of the Madiba Centenary Celebrations.
Moreover, it had both direct support both
of sponsors Nedbank and Government in light of the nature and importance of the
event and the part football plays in bringing South Africans together.
The Executive Committee of
the League granted the requested subject to compliance with all of the relevant
requirements of CAF and FIFA and also on the express basis that Mamelodi
Sundowns will comply fully with every requirement of SASREA.