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The Absa Premiership 2008-2009 season curtain will still come down on May 9 despite that being the day on which the new president will be inaugurated.
This ends speculation that the Premier Soccer League would postpone their games to accommodate the event.
"We are going ahead because the inauguration ceremony will take place in the morning," explained Ace Ncobo, PSL general manager yesterday.
"We don't see football as a counterattraction, it will be a good place for people attending the ceremony to continue with the celebrations in the afternoon.
"You will recall that when Tata [Nelson Mandela] was inaugurated, he was still able to attend the Mandela Challenge in the afternoon."
Ncobo also revealed that the last two blocks of fixtures, starting on May 6, will be played simultaneously under floodlights.
"The games will all be played at 7.30pm."
Ncobo also announced that the National First Division League playoffs will take place on May 16 and 20 for the inland and coastal stream winners.