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Kaizer Chiefs Set for a Busy Month of May, Will Appear Before the Disciplinary Committee and High Court
- Kaizer Chiefs and the Premier Soccer League will also face off in the Gauteng High Court on 10 May over the arbitration ruling
- Kaizer Chiefs will appear before the Disciplinary Committee on 13 May, charged with fielding two ineligible players
- Premier Soccer League prosecutor Zola Majavu confirmed that the club could be docked points if they lose the case
Kaizer Chiefs are going through a rough patch on the pitch as they look to return to winning ways, but they also face an uphill battle off the pitch.
In May, the Amakhosi will face off against the Premier Soccer League twice in three days over two separate legal matters.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the club will first meet on May 10 in the Gauteng High Court, where the PSL are appealing the arbitration ruling, the club confirmed on its website.
The ruling was made in the club’s favour, meaning that the PSL had to reschedule two fixtures that the Amakhosi could not honour last year. Chiefs will play those fixtures this coming week, despite the case yet to be finalised. If Chiefs win the case, they retain whatever points they earn from the upcoming games, whereas if the PSL wins the case, any points earned during the two fixtures will be scrapped.
Three days after their High Court meeting, the Amakhosi will appear before the PSL’s Disciplinary Committee for a separate charge.
The Amakhosi were charged by the PSL for fielding two ineligible players during a game against Sekhukhune United last season. However, PSL Prosecutor, Zola Majavu, has since explained the latest update on the matter, KickOff reported.
"The case has been postponed to 13 May 2022, for final arguments and on that day, under the direction of the panel, the matter must be finalised. What will then be outstanding will be a judgment, which will be reserved, mindful of the fact that the season is drawing to an end," he said.
Kaizer Chiefs hit with two new charges by Disciplinary Committee, could face points deduction if found guilty
Kaizer Chiefs' legal troubles are far from over and the Soweto based club has been slapped with two new charges. The Amakhosi were charged by the Premier Soccer League’s Disciplinary Committee (DC) for naming two ineligible players in their squad for a fixture against Sekhukhune United last year.
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If found guilty by the DC, Chiefs could face a points deduction, Goal.com reported. Ironically, the new charges stem from the club’s ongoing dispute with the PSL over the fixtures they could not play last year, Sports Brief earlier reported.
The Amakhosi asked that five of their fixtures be postponed after the club experienced a Covid-19 outbreak at their Naturena facilities last year. The PSL refused the request, and Chiefs did not honour games against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows.