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[Confirmed] : Chiefs To Lose 3 Points For City's Game

The uncertainty surrounding Kaizer Chiefs' DStv Premiership fixture against Cape Town City on Saturday has finally been put to bed after the club released a statement addressing the way forward amidst a Covid-19 outbreak at the club's famed Naturena training village.

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Earlier today, Chiefs appealed to the PSL to postpone their 4 upcoming matches indicating that at least 31 people at the club have been infected by the virus, which left the club with just 13 available players.

The PSL is yet to respond to Chiefs and with the rules, the executive committee adopted last year that no matches could be postponed due to Covid-19, Chiefs were expected to honor their fixture with City, and the Mother City side this afternoon boarded a plane to Johannesburg fir the match.

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Meanwhile, in a quick turn of events, the high echelons of management at the club have decided not to honor the fixture, indicating in their statement that amidst the crisis of apocalyptic proportions the club is currently facing, they cannot by any means possible go into the match which was scheduled for 18h00 kick-off tomorrow.

There is no evidence to suggest that Chiefs players are infected, with the club saying players were instructed to go into isolation as per the Covid-19 regulations postulated by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Effectively, Chiefs will not meet their end of the bargain, and they risk losing three points with a 3-0 scoreline because the match would have been forfeited. The Glamour Boys though will not be the first club to face such a deleterious quagmire since the nascent of the pandemic.

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The now-defunct GladAfrica championship side Cape Umoya United went through the same in January this year, when they failed to honor their fixture against Cape Town Spurs when their squad was beset by the virus and despite appealing to the PSL to postpone the match, their appeal fell on deaf ears.

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It is therefore one's opinion that the PSL should have seized the opportunity to provide leadership at this critical time, a club of such magnitude as Chiefs cannot be subjected to this callous and diminishing situation which leaves the integrity of the competition at tenterhooks.

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