Royal AM’s application for leave to appeal dismissed


Royal AM’s application for leave to appeal was dismissed on Friday.

This means Sekhukhune United remain #GladAfricaChampionship winners and Royal AM must participate in the PSL promotion/relegation playoffs.

Royal AM intended to appeal a recent judgment that awarded and confirmed three points for Sekhukhune United, which led to them winning the title ahead of Royal AM.

In January, Sekhukhune lost 1-0 to Polokwane City  but the latter failed to field the required number of U23 players, which led to a protest by Sekhukhune and the eventual awarding of points.

Today, judge Sutherland found that the probabilities of the appellant court to set aside the award (in favour of Sekhukhune) in his view do not meet the test. “Rules are the rules. Leave for application to appeal should be dismissed,” he said.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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