Cape Town — Because the Premier Soccer League (PSL) is a master procrastinator, the Kaizer Chiefs saga, which has exploded into a ticking time bomb, will likely be left out of Wednesday’s news conference.
The PSL issued a statement in mid-December indicating that it has rejected Kaizer Chiefs’ request to postpone their December matches. A news conference will be held on January 5th, 2022, and the PSL will not comment on the topic until then.
The decision to reject the plea was deemed “unjustifiable” by the chiefs. South African football’s governing body, the South African Football Association (SAFA), or the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Committee will hear their appeal. Chiefs will not take this decision lightly, it is apparent.
Chiefs’ players and technical staff were hit hard by the Covid-19 epidemic early in December, with an initial toll of over 35 players and personnel. Consequently, both Cape Town City and Golden Arrows were denied the opportunity to field squads because of the absence of Chiefs.
Chiefs argued that by canceling their matches, they were following to the national health regulations.
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