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Premier Soccer League respond to TKM replacement

The Telkom Knockout competition will not be displaced in the 2021/22 season, the Premier Soccer League has certified. 

This was uncovered by the PSL chief, Dr Irvin Khoza during the press readiness held in Johannesburg yesterday. 

The PSL worked with just MTN8, Nedbank Cup and the DStv Premiership for top notch clubs last season after the withdrawal of the Telkom Cup contest. 

Mamelodi Sundowns were the last champs of the TKO contest during the 2019/20 season after they squashed Bloemfontein Celtic in the last. 

Khoza and his acting CEO Manto Madlala refered to obstructed device records and journeying troubles as various purposes behind not adding the fourth challenge in the collusion this season. 

"We're not having a replacement right now because there's thing we are overseeing similarly as understanding the full scene of CAF [competitions]," said Khoza during the PSL press guidelines in Johannesburg. 

"There are an inordinate number of contentions being played and changing the establishments, you saw last season how problematic it was for the clubs that were qualifying, returning, changing and dividing, it's a test that is cost us a smidgen of money to the extent the monetary arrangement yet it's a reality we need to defy." 

PSL acting CEO, Mato Madlala stressed Khoza's perspectives while adding that the Covid-19 travel restrictions play in like manner had an effect in not searching for an elective help. 

"What tangles matters further, last season we expected to play the primary few days of June which we don't conventionally do because we didn't have openings, we didn't have dates open for bunches participating in CAF and the challenges they are facing now with Covid too," Madlala said. 

"Right when they travel, they should additional four or five days since they are expected to test [themselves] whichever country they go to. Right when they return, they need to do tests and the outings back are confined. We understand just in South Africa how limited flights are. 

"We're defying that in the new season where gatherings need to several additional days any spot their go considering the way that there are no flights, you can't go to Durban or Cape Town after six. 

"So in case you play at three or five you won't have the choice to get back. Those are the challenges we face and a few openings that we by and by have [because of TKO] we're keeping those because we don't have any [other gaps]. We might have to expand the season that is the explanation an additional challenge at this stage isn't down to earth," she wrapped up. 

The DStv Premiership gets in progress on Friday with an establishment between Mamelodi Sundowns and Amazulu in Tshwane. 

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