JOHANNESBURG – Kaizer Chiefs are on the verge of losing crucial points ahead of their court case against the Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Wednesday.
Chiefs were unable to honor two league matches against Golden Arrows and Cape Town City in December due to a reported Covid-19 outbreak at their training camp in Naturena.
The Soweto giants had their proposal to get their games rescheduled rejected by the PSL, and a disciplinary hearing was initially opened and set for 21 January. Chiefs referred their matter to the Arbitration at the South African Football Association (SAFA).
Safa CEO Tebogo Motlanthe announced that Advocate Nassir Cassim SC would be appointed as the arbitrator of the case. “Advocate Cassim has been appointed to do the matter between Chiefs and PSL and it will be heard on 9 February. Both parties have agreed on Cassim and it’s all systems go now,” Motlanthe said.
Amakhosi currently occupy the fourth position in the DSTV premiership log standings, 19-points behind log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Should Kaizer Chiefs lose their case, they will forfeit six points, resulting in Arrows and City bagging themselves three points each.
The Glamour Boys previously lost a case when they were handed a transfer ban by FIFA over the signing of Madagascan international Adriamirado Andrianarimanana.