The SA Football Association (Safa) has written to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to ask for a postponement of matches on the weekend of March 15-17 so that Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter can assemble the squad early ahead of the crunch African Nations Cup qualifier against Libya. The issue will be discussed at the PSL board of governors’ meeting in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Also on the agenda is television rights in the light of a review by the Independent Communications Authority of SA and Safa constitutional amendments that threaten the league’s independence. Ordinarily‚ Baxter would only be able to assemble his players on Monday‚ March 18, when the Fifa window for international matches starts, but he wants more time to prepare his troops for the all-important match. The game against Libya is yet to be fixed but will either be on Friday, March 22; Saturday, March 23; or Sunday‚ March 24. The venue will be either Egypt or Tunisia because Libya’s tenuous security situation means ...

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