Royal AM are adamant that they are not discouraged regarding the playoffs case, including the DC hearing that they have to appear before soon.
The club’s CEO Sinky Mnisi insisted to Sajonisi Youth Radio that they have a case and their belief is that the Constitutional Court of Appeal will rule in their favor.
The case is set to be heard today, 13 July, where Royal AM will argue that they should have been promoted to the DStv Premiership, instead of Sekhukhune United.
“In the past other teams didn’t have the courage to challenge the PSL and we are doing just that. A lot of people don’t understand this matter but they want to talk about it,” said Mnisi.
“Our view is that football is won on the field of play and based on that, we are number one on the GladAfrica Championship log.
“There is hearing that will take place (today) in the Court of Appeal as we have said before that we have a case and we are challenging the PSL on their wrong doing,” argued Mnisi.
While the league has sanctioned the KZN-based club to appear before the DC on charges relating to not honouring the play-offs, Mnisi believes the courts will rule in their favor.
He further revealed why they could not take part in the relegation/promotion play-offs.
“There is no way we could have taken part in the play-offs while there is an appeal in court. Judge Nyathi ruled that the play-offs are illegal because of our appeal,” he continued.
“So there was no way we could have played in those play-offs under protest as many had suggested. We follow the law and the court will hear our complaint.
“The PSL has on many occasions taken three points from teams but they didn’t give them to the other teams, why now?
“There are many cases where the PSL has ruled on matters related to this one and they shouldn’t have awarded three points to Sekhukhune United.”
With both the Dstv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship preparing to start in August this case might delay everything, as Royal AM are not willing to back down.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter