The Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) reserve league is set for a revamp as it heads into its sixth edition next season.
During a press conference held at the PSL headquarters, Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza has confirmed that from next season, the face-lifted version will see 30 rounds of fixtures in which each team gets to play one another in a ‘home’ and ‘away’ format, allowing for more action and exposure for the young players coming through.
The new format will also be remodelled into a Top 8 knockout competition for the clubs finishing in the top eight spots.
The reserve league has proven a platform for budding talents such as Lebogang Maboe and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, and has also become popular amongst fans with many of the games drawing full houses at the smaller venues in the townships where they have generally been played at.
Khoza has further stressed how the league will not allow ambush marketing from unfamiliar sponsors. – Report by Tumi Gabonamong