PREMIER Soccer League CEO, Stan Matthews has assured football supporters in the country that the League is primed for Absa Premiership’s ‘super’ Saturday.
The destination of the Absa Premiership trophy will be decided in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province this weekend and Matthews today said all the plans are in place to ensure a seamless operation on Saturday.
“We are ready. In the last couple of days, our staff has been working around the clock to ensure that we have everything in place for Saturday.
“This weekend will be significant not only for the PSL and its partner Absa but also for the football fans in our country and beyond. We know what is at stake. You can almost feel the excitement when watching television, listening to radio and reading newspapers. The Absa Premiership title race is the hottest talking point all around the country,” Matthews said.
Two teams are in the running for the Absa Premiership League title. Incumbent champions, Orlando Pirates and neighbours, Moroka Swallows are the only remaining teams in the championship sprint. Both these two sides will be playing in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Lamontville Golden Arrows will host Pirates while the ‘Dube Birds’ will travel to Maritzburg to face Maritzburg Untied.
“Both the two teams have to win on Saturday; it’s as simple as that. If one of them slips up on Saturday, the dream will be over. This has generated a lot of excitement and tension amongst the football supporters. That is why we love this beautiful game,” Matthews added
The League CEO went on to explain that the Absa Premiership trophy presentation will be a spectacular event irrespective of which venue will crown the champions; be it Moses Mabhida or Harry Gwala Stadium.
“We have planned festivities at both venues to ensure that we give both these two matches the same attention and priority. We have made all the plans for the post-match presentations and I’m comfortable that our team will be able to deliver a spectacular event.”
“Both matches are on high demand at the moment. The suspense that has been brought by this close finish is a good sign for our football,” Matthews concluded.-www.psl.co.za