Absa Premiership

Sport Minister meets with Jordaan, Khoza to 'resolve outstanding issues'

2020-03-25 09:36
Nathi Mthethwa and Irvin Khoza
Nathi Mthethwa and Irvin Khoza (Twitter)

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has confirmed that a meeting with South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan and Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Irvin Khoza was held to resolve "outstanding issues".

Despite the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Mthethwa had given the green light for the PSL to resume behind closed doors.

However, prior to the minister's thumbs-up, Jordaan had already issued a statement confirming that matches were suspended indefinitely.

There were media reports of animosity between Jordaan and Khoza after a meeting between the two association heads scheduled for Tuesday, 17 March was cancelled by the latter.

But Jordaan revealed that despite Mthethwa issuing a go ahead for matches to resume, the final decision had already been made by SAFA.

Khoza addressed the same issue by stating that the PSL and SAFA were on the same page and to clear the air, Mthethwa held a meeting with the two association heads on Tuesday, 24 March.

"Today I called the meeting between the President of the South African Football Association (Safa) Dr Danny Jordaan and the Chairman of the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) Dr Irvin Khoza to resolve outstanding issues which have been of great importance recently," said Mthethwa via his official Twitter account.

"I sought a commitment from them to work cohesively in unison and I'm pleased that they have committed to addressing matters together before reaching out to government and other stakeholders. Furthermore, they reiterated their resolve to fight the coronavirus pandemic."

All football activities have been halted ahead of the country's 21-day lockdown that will take effect from Thursday, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday.

- Compiled by Tashreeq Vardien

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Friday, 10 April 2020
Maritzburg United v Wits, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 11 April 2020
Polokwane City v Highlands Park, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v SuperSport United, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Golden Arrows, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.