Will the PSL discipline Kaizer Chiefs after they themselves have failed to respond to the letter from Kaizer Chiefs a day before the game? Here is how the story is unfolding.
- Kaizer Chiefs announce over 30 staff tests positive for COVID19
- Amakhosi writes letter to the PSL asking next games postponement
- PSL do not respond
- Cape Town City FC comes for a game and Chiefs are not present
JOHANNESBURG | This publication reported yesterday that Kaizer Chiefs said they are hit with over 31 cases of coronavirus at Naturena saying temporarily closed the ‘village’ until the coming week, further asking the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to postpone their next game.
“The Club has written to the Premier Soccer League to request for a postponement of the five upcoming games in December,” the club said on Friday.
A plea that the PSL seems to have not answered or issued any public statement about it.
On the game that Kaizer Chiefs was supposed to play with Cape Town City FC at FNB on Saturday evening, Chiefs failed to appear.
Meanwhile, Cape Town City FC said they followed all matchday procedures; they present at FNB Stadium for the start of the match at 18:00. “Regrettably Chiefs did not arrive and the match officials called the game off at 18:15 in accordance with the rules of the game. A sad day for football,” Cape Town City said.
Will PSL call the shots?
As per the PSL rules, if a club does not present itself at the day of play after 15 minutes of kick-off has lapsed, the game gets canceled and the team that was present wins with a 3:0 margin.
In this case, Chiefs would be declared as having forfeited the fixture and the Citizens will then be declared as winners with a 3-0 scoreline.