PSL seeks to appeal Judge Nyathi’s order

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The Premier Soccer League executive committee have released a statement regarding the latest developments affecting the GladAfrica Championship court battle.

The promotion/relegation playoffs which were due to start on Tuesday have been suspended after acting Judge Nyathi heard an urgent interdict lodged by Royal AM at the Gauteng High Court on Monday night.

Royal AM interdicted the outcome of Saturday’s ruling by Judge Roland Sutherland awarding Sekhukhune United three points following their protest against Polokwane City, which led to Sekhukhune being confirmed as the Champions of the first division.

“The Executive Committee of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) resolved to urgently seek leave to appeal against the order handed down by the Honourable Mr Acting Judge Nyathi of the Gauteng High Court on the evening of Monday 14 June 2021,” read the statement.

“Acting Judge Nyathi interdicted the end of season promotion/relegation play-offs that were due to commence at 15h00 on 15 June 2021. The PSL has been compelled to seek urgent relief as the last day of the official season is the 30th of June 2021. Many player contracts terminate on that date and any further delay in completing the play-offs places the start of the 2021/22 season at risk,” said the league.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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