Royal AM dare PSL to start the league


Royal AM, who recently had a judgement against them from the South Gauteng High Court, are determined to take their case further.

The club had taken PSL CEO Mato Madlala and the league to court for contempt of court, after the league went ahead with the relegation/promotion play-offs, which Royal AM did not honour.

On Monday, Judge J. Windell dismissed with costs the KZN club’s application.

New developments from one of the officials of the club Richard Makhoba suggests that they are taking the matter to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, where they will seek to be reinstated as GladAfrica Championship winners.

Makhoba told the media that those who will be playing against Chippa United and Sekhukhune United must play their matches under protest.

“We were surprised to see the PSL releasing the fixtures for the new season, while we are still pursuing our case,” he said.

“Suppose you are playing Chippa United, you need to go there cautiously to say, ‘I am playing Chippa under protest, I am playing Sekhukhune under protest until this matter is finalised,” said Makhoba.

The club further revealed that the dismissed case does not mean they’ve lost and they are giving up the fight.

“We wanted the court to find the Premier Soccer League and their CEO Mato Madlala in contempt of court.

“Let’s remember that the most important part of this matter is how we were removed from the top of the log,” Makhoba continued.

“We are taking Judge Sutherland’s ruling to the SCA in Bloemfontein, for agreeing with the SAFA arbitrator who dismissed our application for a review.

“We still believe that we have a case, hence we are taking this matter further with the Supreme Court of Appeal.

“We understand that it might take months before the case can be heard in Bloemfontein, but we also believe that this will bring closure,” Makhoba added.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter