The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Chairman Irvin Khoza has confirmed a mini-tournament will be hosted during the mid-season break.
On Friday, the PSL announced that Khoza would address the media for a ‘special announcement’ and it’s now been confirmed that the league will host the DStv Compact Cup during the period of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
With league action set to resume in February, the tournament will look to keep the players active and fit with competitive fixtures – while offering the chance for some of the club’s prospects to earn some game time.
The league has split their 16 teams into four streams and each stream will form one team, which will be based on votes from fans.
There must be at least one DStv Diski Player in each starting line-up with independent doctors and physios that will assist during the event.
The head coach and assistant coach as well as players will be selected by supporters through a voting system like the Black Label Cup as well.
Players of all 16 teams in the DStv Premiership will compete in the mini-tournament that’s set to provide entertainment for South African football fans during the one-month hiatus of domestic action.
It will be split into four streams:
Inland one: Kaizer Chiefs, Swallows, Orlando Pirates, TS Galaxy
Inland two: Sundowns, SuperSport United, Marumo Gallants, Sekhukhune United
Coastal One: Golden Arrows, Royal AM, Maritzburg United, AmaZulu
Coastal Two: Cape Town City, Stellenbosch FC, Chippa United, Baroka
Teams will be put together based on five players from each team of a stream, plus one Diski Challenge player from each team and the two most selected goalkeepers – there will be eight defenders, eight midfielders, four forwards and two goalkeepers plus the four Diski Challenge players.
The tournament will be held between 22 to 29 January while the location has yet to be determined.
More to follow…