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League reschedules rained-out matches

By Mogomotsi Selebi | Dec 08, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

POSTPONED Absa Premiership matches will be replayed on either December 22 or 23.

POSTPONED Absa Premiership matches will be replayed on either December 22 or 23.

Ronnie Schloss, League chief operations officer, confirmed this yesterday.

"The postponements have obviously not been what we wanted considering the nature of the current season, but in consultation with all the clubs affected we have decided that matches should take place on either December 22 or 23," he said.

"We obviously had to engage clubs that had been affected and we are grateful for their cooperation because they were very mature about it."

Fixtures that had to be called off due to torrential rain involved Kaizer Chiefs against AmaZulu, Mamelodi Sundowns against Santos, Moroka Swallows and Free State Stars and the derby between league champions SuperSport United against Sundowns.

"They realise the predicament we are in and they have been very supportive because we are in this together. Also, some clubs use rugby stadiums and we have to first find out if there are no rugby matches at those venues to avoid any clashes," said Schloss, adding that the league was still committed to finishing the season on February 28.

"Postponing the matches was a major problem because there are no matches in January, but the other problem is that some of the teams like Moroka Swallows, SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates will be taking part in continental competitions and because we have not got the draw yet, it is a bit of a problem for us," he said.


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