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Opinion: Chiefs' chances of getting postponement suffers more blow because of this?

Kaizer Chiefs are once again a subject of law enforcement authorities after pleading to be excused from playing matches until next year due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Naturena Village. 

Amakhosi received the wrath of football's biggest governing body, FIFA, in 2020 after they were found guilty of improperly signing Malagasy midfielder Andriamirado Andrianarimanana.

Chiefs were banned from signing players for two consecutive transfer windows after they also lost their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as the case put the club into disrepute and undermined their ambitions to compete.

It seems there could be further legal challenges with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after the club asked for a postponement of their four fixtures in December, after they confirmed that 31 people at the club tested positive for Covid-19, ahead of their scheduled match with Cape Town City on Saturday evening. 

“As a result of this outbreak that has seen no less 31 people test positive for COVID-19, the Kaizer Chiefs Village is temporarily closed until next week," Chiefs said in a statement. 

"We have appealed to the League to seriously consider the matter for the sake of everyone’s health and safety because there are many other people involved in organising a game."

However, their request won't be easily accepted, more so since their opponent, the Citizens have their chairman, John Comitis as part of an executive committee, which will handle the mattter. 

City chairman Comitis vehemently dismissed Chiefs' plea and could make their case seem even more difficult to be considered by the PSL.

"On behalf of my club, we've been playing with Covid cases and without Covid cases. We've been playing. This is not something new for us and there's been presedence set with regards to other clubs who could not manage a team and they lost points. I don't see Kaizer Chiefs getting special treatment," Comitis told Soccer Laduma. 

"We need to wait for the executive meeting this morning, which I am on. We will wait to see what the exco comes up with and we will take it from there," he added.

Perhaps Chiefs were going to have better chances of having at least one of their upcoming game postponed but having their next opponent's chairman on the PSL executive committee make their chances of having the game postponed minimal. 

Comitis of course has a vested interest, with his team set to benefit should the request not be granted by the PSL.

Do you think having Comitis on the PSL executive committee will make Chiefs' request even more difficult to be granted?

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