Soccer fans in South Africa are set to return to the stadium after 2-year hiatus the PSL has announced.
PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza dished out the cheery news on Tuesday adding that the flag of will start with Nedbank Cup quarter-finals on the 8 and 9 April.
It has been just over two years since local supporters last watched domestic action in stadiums across the country. The big return according to khoza is however not an all comers affair as returnees will be expected to present a vaccine certificate or a negative Covid-19 test for stadium access.
“Venues will be allowed to host up to 50% capacity, with all Covid-19 protocols to be observed at all times,” Khoza said during a press conference held in Johannesburg
“Fans will be required to produce a vaccine certificate or a negative Covid-19 test (not older than 72 hours) and proof of identification.”
The PSL executive committee met on Monday after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a lifting of various Covid-19 restrictions.
From 23 March, stadiums were allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity, allowing fans entry as long as they were vaccinated or presented a negative Covid-19 test.
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Cricket and rugby fans had already enjoyed live domestic and international matches around the country.
Meanwhile, soccer supporters had to watch matches in the comfort of their homes, while the PSL and the South African Football Association (SAFA) waited for the official green light from government.
The Nedbank quarterfinals pairings will see TTM lock horns with Supersport on April 8. On April 9th, Gallants take on Baroka, Mamelodi Sundowns battle Summerfeild Dynamos while Royal AM slug it out with University or Pretoria.