The South African Premier Soccer League has taken an exciting big step towards a return to normal: Fans at the stadium.
Ahead of this weekend's 2021 MTN8 final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, the league has announced it will welcome 2000 fans, but not just anybody is invited.
Tickets will only be allocated to sponsors, who are in turn only allowed to distribute to fans with COVID-19 proof of vaccination.
Full PSL statement:
In accordance with the approval granted by the department of Sport, Arts and Culture in terms of the directives issued by the minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 15 October 2021, a total number of 2000 people will be allowed to attend the MTN8 final on Saturday, 30 October 2021.
The attendees will be made up of tickets issued to sponsors of the league as per contractual obligations, MTN8 finalist member clubs’ allocation, and accredited personnel (working staff, members of the media, players, technical team members and match officials).
Due to the above-mentioned factors, there will be no tickets available for sale.
As provided in the directives, all attendees must be fully vaccinated and adhere to all covid-19 protocols such as wearing of masks and social distancing.
The PSL wishes to thank supporters, sponsors, the media, and all other stakeholders for being part of this test event.
The League calls upon all members of the public to continue supporting Government’s stance on the importance of vaccinations and the achievement of the required herd immunity. The sooner sufficient South Africans are vaccinated, the sooner supporters will be able to return in numbers.