Premier Soccer League prosecutor Nande Becker has revealed the extent of the charges faced by Royal AM FC.
The embattled KZN club was called into a DC by the PSL on Saturday, regarding their boycotting of promotion/relegation play-offs.
Becker told Thabiso Mosia on SAFM that the DC delayed for two weeks because there were issues that need to sorted, including AM’s president Shauwn Mkhize, who fell ill.
Becker further revealed that the club could be ordered to pay an amount of R1 million or even face expulsion.
“There were a few issues that needed to be sorted out, that’s why Royal AM’s DC was postponed for 2 weeks. We didn’t want surprises in the hearing. Also, the President of AM Shauwn Mkhize said she fell ill after taking a jab,” explained Becker.
“The matter was finally heard on Saturday.. Royal AM are appearing before the DC because they failed to honour their PSL playoffs fixtures. They boycotted the playoffs. So I charged them accordingly, because they brought the league into disrepute,” he said.
“There are several charges and all of them are serious. But they stem from the fact that AM didn’t participate in the playoffs. All these charges flowed from that. The DC finally took place and AM is not denying the facts and charges.
“But what they’re saying is that there are other court processes that are going on. That’s their argument. But we believe that this is an internal issue of the NSL and should not affect what happens with their court case.
“This case is really serious, we have never seen anything like this in the PSL. No club has ever taken the league to the Constitutional Court. There could be serious sanctions here, like expulsion or fines of up to R1 million,” he added.
The verdict of the DC hearing is expected to be delivered on 11 August.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter