PSL clubs are testing all their players and staff in order to be compliant for the season’s restart, and the process comes at an additional cost.
Most clubs in the Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship are believed to have reached compliance with the PSL’s directive for a safe return to training.
The majority of PSL teams resumed training last week as they start to ramp up preparations in anticipation of finishing the 2019/20 season in the next few weeks.
Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has revealed it’s been costing each club to do the mandatory Covid-19 testing and sanitization.
“Look‚ the whole sanitization process of the training field‚ the stadium and the changing rooms, all these things come at a cost,” Kadodia said during an online media conference.
“The testing also, you take 40 people for a test and it’s nothing less than R35 000 up to R40 000.”
The Team of Choice boss says the League cannot support the clubs in terms of paying for those tests and every team must pay their own costs for testing and other requirements.
“Unfortunately the League cannot foot the bill, it’s up to us as clubs to foot the bill, and we will have to repeat those testings once we have completed training and we get ready to resume the season,” Kadodia explained.
“The important thing is that to continue football we’ve got to follow the protocol and ensure that all these health responsibilities are taken care of.
“I’m more than confident that we as Maritzburg are ready. We have submitted whatever requirements we had to the League.”