Cape Town City Stuck in PSL Court War, Kaizer Chiefs Match Tickets Hike Outrage and Relegation Battle

Cape Town City Stuck in PSL Court War, Kaizer Chiefs Match Tickets Hike Outrage and Relegation Battle

  • Cape Town City's battle with the Premier League over their FNB sponsorship could enter the courtroom
  • As if that was not enough, the club now finds itself already stuck in a relegation battle after a poor DStv Premiership start
  • Elsewhere, the club has earned the ire of football fans in the Mother City after raising ticket prices for the eagerly awaited match against Kaizer Chiefs

Cape Town City's 2022/23 season is playing out like a twist-filled soap opera.

The club has had a dreadful start to their DStv Premiership. The Cityzens are rooted firmly at the foot of the table after losing their first three matches of the campaign.

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Cape Town City chairman John Comitis is dealing with several headaches, including outrage over hiked ticket prices for the Kaizer Chiefs clash. Image source: Sunday World and Kick Off.
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As an impending disaster plays itself out on the pitch, the club is currently at loggerheads with the Premier Soccer League in the boardroom over its sponsorship by FNB, which the league called this ambush marketing because of its own partnership with Nedbank.

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According to the Sunday World, the matter could now head into a courtroom if it is not solved amicably and timeously.

SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe said City was planning to lodge an arbitration, adding:

"Once that arbitration has been lodged, SAFA will have to process it and appoint an arbitrator."

Club chairman John Comitis, however, hoped that the matter would not go that far, hoping that it could be resolved internally.

He also said:

"They [the PSL] have concerns about rights and we have steered clear from violating any sponsorship rights. We are waiting for the PSL to provide us with the concerns that they have."

Elsewhere, The South African reported that controversy has enveloped the team's match against Kaizer Chiefs on the 23rd of August at the DHL Cape Town Stadium. Supporters of both clubs are angry that tickets for that encounter are going for R100, while other home fixtures this month against Stellenbosch FC and Maritzburg United are only being sold for R40.

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane admits that Mamelodi Sundowns played them off the park

Kaizer Chiefs was thoroughly outplayed across the park at Loftus Versfeld last Saturday by Mamelodi Sundowns.

As reported by Sports Brief, this is the thought of coach Arthur Zwane as the club nurses its wounds following a 4-0 thumping by the defending DStv Premiership.

Meanwhile, Sundowns head coach Rhulani Mokwena thanked Bongani Zungu for his return to Chloorkop.