Royal AM: We won’t go to PSL DC

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Royal AM have vowed not to take part in the Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee hearing on Saturday, 17 July.

The KwaZulu Natal side are still harbouring hopes of winning their case, which involves Sekhukhune United.

As reported by TimesLive, a judgement has been reserved in Royal AM’s application at the South Gauteng High Court to have Premier Soccer League (PSL) acting CEO Mato Madlala held in contempt of court.

The application was heard in front of Judge Windell J on Wednesday. A judgement is expected in the next few days.

The hearing is the latest event in the long saga involving Royal AM‚ the GladAfrica Championship’s (National First Division‚ or NFD) final standings and the PSL’s promotion-relegation playoffs.

The arbitration ruling favoured Sekhukhune United, who were awarded three points for their match against Polokwane City, in which Polokwane failed to field five under-23 players as per the PSL handbook.

PSL prosecutor Nande Becker has now charged Royal AM for not honouring the four playoff matches‚ with the disciplinary committee (DC) hearing to be heard tomorrow.

Becker will push for more than just 3-0 results to be awarded to the opponents; Chippa United and Richards Bay, in those games‚ and also for a hefty fine.

As a result, Chippa United will retain their PSL status.

Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi told FARPost that they are waiting for judgement from the  Court and then they will take further action from there.

“We are not going to that DC hearing, because that matter is still in court. We went to court so we’ll wait for the decision of the court before we can do anything.

“We went to court and the verdict will be announced at a later stage, so why should we attend the DC,” asked Mnisi.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter