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PSL extend the season to accommodate Sundowns fixture congestion

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has finally  decided to accommodate the 2015/2016 Champions Mamelodi Sundowns in their CAF Champions League adventure by extending the 2016/2017 League season.

PSL has held an extraordinary meeting to determine the way to handle potential fixture congestion should Mamelodi Sundowns win the CAF Champions League.

PSL Statement:

At an extraordinary meeting of the PSL Executive Committee today (Friday, October 21), the Executive Committee resolved in principle that:-

  1. When Mamelodi Sundowns Football Cub wins the CAF Champions League title this weekend a consequence may be that the additional fixtures the club will have to meet will place significant additional strain on an already very congested local League and Cup season;
  2. It may be that the only way to resolve the matter will be to extend the season by two to three weeks;
  3. If this is the case the entire fixture list will be affected and will have to be revised. The League has written to member clubs, sponsors and other relevant stakeholders sensitising them about the situation.

The PSL will communicate further with stakeholders after this weekend’s CAF Champions League match.

The PSL would like to again take this opportunity to wish Mamelodi Sundowns all the best against Zamalek on Sunday.

Mamelodi Sundowns left the country on Wednesday to Egypt for the CAF Champions League Final Second Leg against the mighty Zamalek.

Mamelodi Sundowns moved a step closer to a fairy-tale CAF Champions League title with a 3-0 home victory over Zamalek on Saturday in Lucas Moripe Stadium – Attredgeville.

“Bafana Ba Style” will take a massive advantage into next Sunday’s second leg of the African Champions League final that will be played in Egypt.

Should Sundowns be crowned champions after the return match in Alexandria next Sunday, they will become only the second South African winners of the competition after Orlando Pirates 21 years ago.

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