The season itself was in its infancy when the PSL and sponsors DSTV decided to scrap the reserve league until further notice. However, the PSL announced that the competition will make its return in a new format.
It will now take on a round robin format. There will be group stages and a knockout phase for the teams who make it out the group stages.
There are two groups of 8 teams. The top 2 teams will qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.
Golden Arrows, previous winners of the original DSTV Diski Challenge, welcomed the return of the competition in its new format.
“Lamontville Golden Arrows welcomes the competition, and is grateful to the PSL and sponsors DSTV to the commitment to the beautiful game.” The club said in a statement.
“At present, fixtures for the competition are not available, but once they are, we will provide you, our fans with the details.
“Stream 1 will be made up of Lamontville Golden Arrows, AmaZulu FC, Cape Town City, Chippa United, Maritzburg United, Stellenbosch FC, SuperSport United and TS Galaxy.
“Stream 2 is to include Baroka C, Black Leopards, Bloemfontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Swallows FC and Tshakhuma FC.
“There will be 2 phases to the competition, phase 1 will be a group phase. This will include 1 round of games with the standard allocation of points for a win, draw and loss.
“The top 2 teams after the 1st phase of the competition will proceed to a semi-finals knockout stage, with winners proceeding to a final.”
Details of the commencement of the competition are yet to be released by the PSL. Golden Arrows Looking Forward To The New DSTV Diski Challenge!