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Larsen: Restarting will be a challenge

Polokwane City head coach Clinton Larsen says some clubs will struggle more than others when preparing their players for the season restart.

Talks to resume the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League are underway, as teams report back to training, as allowed under level 3 lockdown rules.

Speaking after a joint meeting between the South African Football Association and the PSL on Monday, where it was made clear that more information is needed if clubs are to practice safe protocols, Larsen admitted it won't be easy for everyone to get going again.

He told FARPost: "We will hear what they say so that all these protocols are put into place before we get back into training.

"It is going to be difficult for some clubs because not all clubs have the facilities so for the clubs who don't have facilities it is not going to be very easy because we use at least two or three training facilities."

The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows boss added that not all clubs have the financial means to be able to properly follow all protocols.

"Other clubs are in a similar situation and in that regard it's not easy to be disinfecting fields every single day after every single training session," he said.

"That is going to be a bit of a challenge but I am sure it's something that the League has thought about and we are going to make sure that we adhere to whatever protocols and demands they put on clubs so it’s not going to be easy but it's doable."