Kaizer Chiefs fans are understandably concerned about the Premier Soccer League's response to the club's request to postpone four of their forthcoming matches in the aftermath of a significant increase in the prevalence of Covid-19 disease at the club's iconic Naturena hamlet.
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The club issued a statement this morning begging with the PSL to allow them to postpone their games against Cape Town City, Golden Arrows, Sekhukhune, and Royal AM, all of which are scheduled for December.
Regardless of the verdict, despite Chiefs' legitimate request, this problem will inevitably open a box of worms, with far-reaching repercussions for both Chiefs and the PSL. It wouldn't be the first time the PSL has been called upon to make a decision about Covid-19.
Let us not forget that at the start of the year, the now-defunct Cape Umoya, who competed in the GladAfrica league, had their roster completely destroyed by Covid-19. They had nearly half of their players infected with the Virus, rendering them ineligible to play in the team's match against Cape Town Spurs.
Returning to Chiefs, there are guidelines in place, yet, unlike Cape Umoya, Chiefs face the risk of not having their full team for up to four matches. Their situation is highly unique; as a matter of common sense, the PSL must diverge from regular norms in terms of the rules; undoubtedly, this will have a cumulative effect on the entire timetable; however, we will cross that bridge when the time comes.
Nonetheless, given that we are confronting a pandemic of apocalyptic proportions as a society, the application of rules cannot, in all honesty, be as constant as it has been in the past, and this is understandable.
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