The Premier Soccer League (PSL) season will start on 17 October with the MTN 8 fixtures, followed by the new 2020-21 DSTV Premiership season on 24 October.
This was announced by PSL chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza in a press briefing held at PSL offices on Wednesday. The announcement gives clubs about a month to prepare for the new league campaign, given that many only returned to training last week.
The Iron Duke revealed that the prize-money for the new season will remain the same, meaning the inaugural winners of the DSTV Premiership league will receive R15-million for lifting the trophy.
There will also be one less competition, following the end of sponsorship with Telkom.
“It is one less competition for this season. But it could be a blessing in disguise as it does help us with the fixture list.
“We have to finish the season in early June at the latest, and it will be a tight squeeze this season because of the late start. The fixtures are almost ready, we are just putting the finishing touches to them,” Khiza said.
When asked about the possibility of fans returning to stadiums, Khoza said matches will remain behind closed doors. He, however, expresssd hope that government will relax regulations in the coming months.