PSLSunday Times reports that the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has not considered the issue of salary pay cuts for players yet.  In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, major leagues around the world have been suspended and leading clubs have announced various salary cuts.  

PSL chair Irvin Khoza indicated on Saturday that clubs had not taken measures that would see players’ salaries slashed during the suspension.  He said:  “At the moment, we don’t want to cloud the space in these 21 days of lockdown.  For now, it’s all about the messaging ... that adherence to the basic health issues.  On April 21 we’ll have discussions with the president of Safa (Danny Jordaan) and all other issues will be discussed there.”  Khoza also advised that all PSL clubs paid their players full salaries at the end of March.  However, he said the R2,5m monthly grants that each PSL team received were not guaranteed and commented as follows:  “Well there’s no guarantee.  Our revenues are affected by playing, the clubs’ revenue streams are linked to playing.  If you’re not playing, it gives to other issues, but for now we’ve managed to pay players.  We’re evaluating the situation as it moves on.”  The SA Players’ Union president Thulaganyo Gaoshubelwe confirmed all PSL clubs were paid their March salaries with the exception of Royal Eagles (in the National First Division), which has been battling financially since the start of the season.


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