Premier Soccer League players will only
be tested for Covid-19 if they return to their clubs showing symptoms
says acting chief executive Mato Madlala.
All sporting activities were suspended prior to the country entering a 21-day lockdown to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Assuming the Absa Premiership is able to resume, the PSL will follow the South African government’s regulations.
Speaking to Independent Media, Madlala explained: "We can't create
our own regulations as football. We will follow the regulations of the
"What are they saying? You know the regulations (you only get tested
when you have signs of the symptoms that shows you might have
coronavirus). We can’t fight against them. We can’t change the
"All we are saying as the PSL is that we will comply with the
regulations of the country. We are not above regulations as football.
That must be clear."
Madlala acknowledged that there is a possibility that football won't
resume anytime soon, adding: "If the regulations are making it possible
for us to play then we will continue.
"If the regulations at that time are making it impossible for us to
play, we won’t play. We won’t kick a football if it means we are not
complying with regulations. That’s key."
- TEAMtalk media