Five substitutes allowed as competition returns

06 August 2020 | Sports

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Tuesday announced special substitute allowances during games ahead of the resumption of domestic football in South Africa on Saturday.

The first match will be a Nedbank Cup semi-final tie between Bloemfontein Celtic and Baroka FC at Orlando Stadium in Soweto at 14:00.

It will be followed by the second semi-final, Mamelodi Sundowns vs Bidvest Wits at 19:15 at the same venue.

On Sunday, the GladAfrica Championship will kick-off with two fixtures: Real Kings against Cape Umoya at Tsakane Stadium and Richards Bay against TS Sporting at Tuks Stadium. Both fixtures will be at 15:30.

The PSL confirmed that there will be five substitutes allowed in a match for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

This means: Nine substitutes can be named (not seven) in the team list. Five substitutions are allowed per club during the game. Clubs will get three substitution opportunities during the game (plus half-time, which isn't counted as one of the three).

If both teams make substitutions at the same time, this counts as a used “opportunity” for both teams.

In a cup game, unused substitutions and opportunities are carried into extra-time. Teams will get an additional substitute and an additional substitution opportunity in extra time, taking the total of substitutes to six and opportunities to four substitutions made before extra-time and during half time of extra-time don't count as a lost opportunity.

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