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PSL Respond To Broos – Pirates Incident

The Premier Soccer League has issued a statement apologising to Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos after he was barred from entering the DStv Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns on the weekend.

The league issued a statement apologising to SAFA and Broos and said there had miscommunication between the league and the host club.

The statement said that SAFA and the PSL have had an arrangement to allow Broos to attend games, however the PSL had not informed Pirates of this situation prior to the game.

“The Premier Soccer League today learned of an unfortunate incident in which the South African senior national team head coach was denied access to the DStv Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday, 25 September 2021,” the statement read.

“The incident is highly regrettable, and the League has apologised unreservedly to the South African Football Association for the unfortunate occurrence.

“The PSL immediately investigated the matter and established that the confusion was caused by the League’s failure to inform the host club about the head coach’s attendance as per protocol.

“Over the past two months, an arrangement has been in place between the League and SAFA to allow the head coach to attend matches whenever he needs to, while continuing to ensure compliance. The arrangement has functioned well until thus far.

“On this occasion, the League regrettably erred, and will ensure that this does not occur again.”

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