The CAF Medical Committee member Dr Yacine Zerguini has heaped praises on the Premier Soccer League for successfully implementing a biologically safe environment in the 2019/20 season.
The PSL bio-bubble has been hailed by the CAF medical expert as the ‘most elaborate example’ that has ‘set the new standards’.
After the corona-virus thwarted the 2019/20 season in March 2020, the PSL opted for a biologically safe environment (otherwise known as the bio-bubble) to complete the remainder of the season.
So far, all other competitions of the League for the 2019/20 season have been completed bar the Promotion Play-offs.
IT'S A WRAP!
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— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) September 21, 2020
Speaking on the impact of the coronavirus in Africa and also the response of African Leagues to the pandemic, Dr Zerguini singled out South Africa for it’s processes including how it combined various key expertise to come up with solutions.
He said: “We have particularly observed the examples in different leagues. We have observed the examples in South Africa, in Morocco, in Tunisia, and also Egypt who have set good examples.
“For me, the most elaborate example in South Africa- perhaps because they have a tradition of direct links between sports medicine and academic world and using this expertise. The combination of these is probably the solution – for us to ask those who know and have an understanding to help and come up with solutions.”