NEWS: Sun City Favourite to Host PSL Camp

21 May 2020

Sun City has emerged as a strong contender to house all Absa Premiership and GladAfrica Championship teams in a single camp, in a bid to complete the season interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This, according to TimesLive, which says the move is part of a proposed plan by the Premier Soccer League.

The majority of top flight clubs have six matches remaining and three insiders close to developments told TimesLIVE that Sun City is viewed as a possible venue to accommodate all 32 clubs - 16 Absa Premiership and 16 GladAfrica Championship.

The plan will be proposed to government and the matches could be played in July if it is given the green light.

Sun City has emerged as a strong favourite as it is located in a secluded area that could be controlled and modelled into a safe environment.

The three nearby stadiums - the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Olympia Park and the Moruleng Stadium - also offer the PSL easy access to venues that could host a large group of matches.

North West has no shortage of options, as it is also home to the Royal Marang Hotel, a world-class facility that has practice grounds, medical suites and a gym.

If the proposed plan to use Sun City does not succeed, the Plan B is to house all the teams at various hotels in Johannesburg and possibly in Pretoria, where there will be no major issues with training grounds and stadiums.

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