Ronnie Schloss gives assurances over pitch conditions

It’s all systems go ahead of this weekend’s return to football action according to Premier Soccer League (PSL) senior administrator Ronnie Schloss.

The league returns after a four-month absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Up first this weekend is the Nedbank semi-final round while league action resumes next week.

Despite the four-month suspension, Schloss has confirmed that all of the 16 stadiums that are being utilized for the completion of the season in Gauteng are up to standard and ready to host professional football matches.

Gauteng stadiums ready for PSL action

“All the venues have been approved and it’s all systems go to complete the season. You must remember that we are not going to play on any new venues‚ so they will be ready‚” Schloss told SowetanLive.

“Our facilities are ready and in very good condition to welcome the teams next week. We got a certificate to be classified as essential services during the lockdown where we worked with skeleton staff and followed the health and safety guidelines.

“That has helped us a great deal because we managed to keep our facilities in good condition‚”

Absa Premiership home venues

  • Baroka FC – Bidvest Stadium
  • Cape Town City FC – Loftus Versfeld
  • AmaZulu FC – Lucas Moripe Stadium
  • Mamelodi Sundowns – Dobsonville Stadium
  • Orlando Pirates – Ellis Park
  • Bidvest Wits – FNB Stadium
  • Chippa United – Orlando Stadium
  • Bloemfontein Celtic – Tuks Stadium
  • SuperSport United – Bidvest Stadium
  • Kaizer Chiefs – Orlando Stadium
  • Highlands Park – Dobsonville Stadium
  • Golden Arrows – Ellis Park
  • Polokwane City – Loftus Versfeld
  • Stellenbosch FC – Tuks Stadium
  • Black Leopards – FNB Stadium
  • Maritzburg United – Lucas Moripe Stadium

GladAfrica Championship home venues:

  • TS Galaxy FC – Wits rugby stadium
  • JDR Stars – Rand Stadium
  • Steenburg United – Makhulong
  • Mbombela United – UJ Soweto Campus
  • Richards Bay – Tuks Rugby Stadium
  • University of Pretoria – Joburg Stadium
  • TTM – Sturrock Park Stadium
  • TS Sporting – Tsakana Stadium
  • Real Kings FC – Tsakana Stadium
  • Free State Stars – Sturrock Park Stadium
  • Jomo Cosmos – Wits Rugby Stadium
  • Ajax Cape Town – Rand Stadium
  • Swallows FC – Makhulong
  • Royal Eagles – Joburg Stadium
  • Cape Umoya United – Tuks Rugby Stadium
  • Uthongathi FC – UJ Soweto Campus

Action returns this weekend with both Nedbank Cup semi-finals taking place on Saturday at the Orlando Stadium.

  • Baroka FC vs Bloem Celtic (14:00 SAST)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bidvest Wits (19:00 SAST)

Both matches will be televised live on SuperSport 4 and SABC 1 respectively while you can live-stream the match on DSTV Now (Subscription required).

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