Middendorp: Coronavirus already in the PSL

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  • Post published:March 20, 2020

Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp strongly believes that the coronavirus pandemic has already been spread in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The Glamour Boys were set to welcome Bidvest Wits to the FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening, but the game was suspended by the PSL chairman Dr Irvin Khoza on Monday.

With the South African Football (Safa) president Danny Jordaan also calling for the postponement of games at least until April 4, the PSL Board of Governors also announced that the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship will remain suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

‘I don’t support matches played behind closed doors. Playing behind closed doors may have been a viable solution before the infections set in,’ Middendorp wrote on Facebook.

‘I strongly believe the Covid-19 virus spreads in the PSL already; are we sure that players, coaches, journalists, officials, medical staff, communication staff, etc. are still not infected?

‘The PSL is part of football’s ‘whole of game’ Covid-19 crisis. What happens when the first player of a team is tested positive; the entire team has to be in quarantine.

‘We cannot ignore the decisions of the big leagues’ authorities worldwide.’