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Chiefs Should Be Handed PSL Title Says Lucas Radebe

Kaizer Chiefs legend Lucas Radebe has urged Premier Soccer League bosses to hand Ernst Middendorp’s side the title.

Kaizer Chiefs legend Lucas Radebe has urged Premier Soccer League bosses to hand Ernst Middendorp’s side the title.

South Africa’s top-tier league is currently halted owing to the coronavirus pandemic and it is not clear when it will resume.

PSL management is proposing for the league to be concluded behind closed doors while adhering to the health and safety regulations set by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

On the other hand, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has maintained that no football game should be played, even behind closed doors unless the government says it is safe to do so.

When the league was halted due to the outbreak of the deadly virus, Kaizer Chiefs were four points clear of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who have a game in hand.

And Radebe, who played for chiefs from 1989 to 1994,  believes Premier Soccer League should award Amakhosi the 2019/20 league title, even though it will be a difficult decision to make.

“We have never been through such a difficult time. It’s not just South Africa but the whole world,” Radebe told Marawa Sports Worldwide on Metro FM.

“So, I think the first thing [to do] is to think about the people’s health and since we have stopped everything, we are on lockdown, I think we should wait until the time is right.

“Leaders make difficult decisions and that’s why you are a leader and up there. We all make difficult decisions whether we are at home or at work.

“Yes, I said that we have to make a decision. We make decisions every day but this one let’s look and let’s think about the players, let’s look at the fans so that we can start again, afresh, whenever this Covid-19 subsides.

“That’s it [the season should end with Chiefs being crowned champions]. As difficult as it is. I know people will be criticizing.

“There will be a lot of talk, there is talk already. But this is what it is. Let’s look at the log and according to the log, let everybody accept that this has happened.

“Yes, they will talk about Kaizer Chiefs having won the league because of Covid-19 or somebody will be relegated because of Covid-19.

“But that is what it is. These are the difficult decisions that have to be made by the people who are put there to make those decisions.”

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