Bloemfontein Celtic have lost their case against Mamelodi Sundowns, but the matter is still ongoing.
“The arbitration sat and the arbitrator said we should have lodged a complaint 30 minutes before the game. We lost the case,”- Bloem Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco told Metro FM on Friday evening.
The matter involved Tebogo Langerman who was on the bench in the Nedbank Cup final despite being suspended. Celtic lost the match 1-0 to Downs.
To clarify, this does not mean the case was thrown out. Konco’s assertion that Celtic lost the case means they are from now on excluded from the process.
The NSL remained as the only complainant and prosecutor. This was clarified by Yogesh Singh of Sundowns, who confirmed that the matter is still ongoing.
The arbitrator is expected to hand down judgement on Monday and Sundowns are likely to get away with a monetary fine, which has left Konco and by extension, the Celtic army, bitterly disappointed at the outcome.
“I’m disappointed with the PSL Prosecutor, Nande Becker. When it comes to other teams he becomes a Lion but when it comes to Mamelodi Sundowns, he becomes a cat,” added Konco.
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