For the vuvuzela crowd and lovers of live matches, a piece of good news is on the horizon as Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman Irvin Khoza has announced that spectators will now be allowed in stadiums across South Africa.
The soccer boss explained that, beginning April 8, stadiums will be allowed to carry 50 per cent of their capacities. All the same, those who want to watch the matches at stadiums must have been vaccinated for COVID-19 at least three days before the game.
The dates given, April 8 and April 9, indicates that the concession is only for the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals and does not cover the DStv Premier League.
Anyway, the announcement has led to massive celebration among footballer lovers in South Africa, with many of them joking about how they would blast their vuvuzelas from the stands.
However, some fans are unimpressed that the return to the stands by football lovers will only be for the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals.
The return to the stands during the quarterfinals would be the very first in two years since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, which forced many countries, including South Africa, to lockdown.
It remains what the “experimental” opening of the stands to spectators will look like.