The South African national team are set to touch down on Wednesday, prompting a reshuffling of the football calendar.

Originally, five fixtures were slated for Tuesday, followed by three more on Wednesday, putting 20 domestic players from Hugo Broos’ squad at risk of missing the action. 

With Bafana only arriving in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the PSL have opted to resume DStv Premiership action on Friday, featuring an exciting clash between SuperSport United and Sekhukhune United – while the rest of the rescheduled fixtures will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

The affected matches include encounters like Orlando Pirates vs. Chippa United, Kaizer Chiefs vs. TS Galaxy, and Golden Arrows vs. Mamelodi Sundowns, among others.

The PSL issued a statement, explaining, “Following receipt of communication indicating that Bafana Bafana will only return to South Africa from their successful AFCON trip on Wednesday, 14 February 2024, the Premier Soccer League has decided to postpone all DStv Premiership fixtures originally scheduled for midweek (13 and 14 February 2024). 

The rescheduled dates for these matches will be communicated in due course.” Football enthusiasts can now anticipate an action-packed weekend as the league adjusts to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding Bafana Bafana’s homecoming.