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South Africa steps up drive for vaccinated PSL fans to enter stadiums for free

Football has been played behind closed doors since the coronavirus outbreak, but the league’s big guns can now brace up for the return of supporters

South Africa Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has launched the "Return to Play — It’s in your Hands" campaign, saying Premier Soccer League fans will soon return to stadiums with priority given to those vaccinated.

Since March 2020, PSL teams have been playing inside empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But with some European countries opening doors for supporters at sporting events, efforts are now underway in South Africa to have football played before crowds.