Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
12 Jan 2022
11:14 pm

Chiefs charged by PSL for failing to attend December matches

Jonty Mark

The hearing is set to take place on January 21.

Cape Town City could well get the three points after they turned up at FNB Stadium on December 4 but Kaizer Chiefs did not. Amakhosi have been charged by the PSL. Picture: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix.

Premier Soccer League prosecutor Zola Majavu confirmed on Wednesday that Kaizer Chiefs have been charged for failing to honour their DStv Premiership fixtures against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows last month.

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Amakhosi wrote to the PSL at the end of November asking for all their games in December to be postponed, following an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Chiefs village.

The league, however, refused to allow the postponements, in line with a PSL executive committee decision that Covid-19 could not be used as a decision to call off a game.

Chiefs did not turn up for games against City and Arrows, and could well face a 3-0 defeat being awarded against them in both matches.

Majavu, who was recently re-appointed by the PSL, added that Chiefs’ hearing would be heard on January 21.

Cape Town City, meanwhile, appeared before the PSL Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday, and pleaded guilty to failing to provide their player registration cards for a game against Maritzburg United on December 7. City won the game 3-2 but it could well be a 3-0 win is awarded against them now, though Majavu said no decision has been made on the punishment as yet.

“The final sanction is reserved for the Disciplinary Committee and should be announced no later than next week Tuesday,” added Majavu.