Following the Premier Soccer League’s announcement to suspend the programme for this week’s fixtures, coaches in Limpopo have rallied behind the decision.
The week’s league programme was suspended with immediate effect as a precautionary measure to help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has engulfed the world.
PSL Officials will meet on Thursday to discuss a way forward.
The PSL’s decision is in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcements of mass gatherings of over 100 people being banned as one of the ways to help delay the spread of the virus.
Black Leopards coach Alan Clack believes the suspension is a good start. Clark adds that football is not bigger than life and the fraternity has to play its role in making sure that citizens are healthy and safe. He stated that Lidoda Duvha will also have their own discussions around this matter and see what comes out.
Meanwhile, Baroka FC coach Dylan Kerr believes it must have been a tough decision for authorities, alluding that it was the correct one as it also follows trends across the globe.
Kerr, however, says personally the decision has dampened his mood seeing the kind of form Bakgaga are enjoying in the Nedbank Cup and Absa premiership.
Kerr, however, emphasises that life is more important and if football can contribute to the virus not spreading he is okay with being part of the solution.
In the audio below, Black Leopards coach Alan Clack & Baroka FC coach Dylan Kerr agree the suspension of the league is the correct decision
– Report by Lethabo Kganyago