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Official: PSL Announce New Twist In Chiefs Saga

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has reported a new development in the Kaizer Chiefs scandal, which involves the team's failure to appear for matches following a Covid-19 outbreak at Naturena.

Because of a severe Covid-19 outbreak at Naturena, Amakhosi had maintained that they would not be able to play the two matches scheduled.


For the most part, the PSL stayed mute on the issue, with official rules indicating that Covid-19 cannot be used as a justification for postponing matches.


However, they then rejected the Chiefs' plea to postpone the games, a decision that was eventually overturned on appeal by the Glamour Boys.


In January, a newly appointed PSL prosecutor, Zola Majavu, took over the case and charged Amakhosi with failing to honor the games, which resulted in a DC hearing on January 21.


He did, however, disclose that the matter had been postponed once more after Chiefs submitted an appeal to the South African Football Association for arbitration.


"I can confirm that the dispute was heard by the Premier Soccer League's Dispute Resolution Committee, after which Kaizer Chiefs filed an application to have the DC stayed until the conclusion of the urgent referral to arbitration under the auspices of SAFA," he added.


"We all agreed that the matter should and could be postponed; nevertheless, we also agreed that timeframes should be established to ensure that the matter does not slide through the gaps.


There was also agreement that this situation needed to be resolved as soon as possible, ideally before the league's season came to a close.


When they accepted, the DC was inclined to give a stay of execution until the arbitration at SAFA was completed.


This subject was then postponed until February 25 at 16:00, after which the matter would be heard in open court. Of course, depending on the outcome of the arbitration, it is possible that the matter will not be resolved in the manner in which it is currently structured.


"Whatever the conclusion, we should not try to predict it ahead of time." Should the arbitration be completed before the next cause of action is determined, the prosecutor was instructed to contact with the members regarding the next cause of action, keeping in mind that no one knows what the decision of the arbitration will be at this time."


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