Breaking: Kaizer Chiefs Receive a Major Boost

 Breaking: Kaizer Chiefs Receive a Major Boost


Kaizer Chiefs might challenge Mamelodi Sundowns for the DStv Premiership title in 2021/22 if the verdict on their two December matches, which they refused to honor due to a Covid-19 outbreak, is upheld.

As a previous case went against Cape Umoya in the Glad Africa Championship last season, Chiefs appeared to have lost six points from the fixtures they refused to honor before the mid-season break against Cape Town City at home and Golden Arrows away.

However, in the arbitration with the South African Football Association, lawyer Nazeer Cassim ruled against the Premier Soccer League and Amakhosi.

According to TimesLive, the decision will now be further probed by the PSL executive committee in a meeting on Tuesday as the league previously charged the club over their incident and rejected requests to postpone the match and subsequent appeals before the matter was escalated to theSAFA arbitration.

“It is my view that KC [Chiefs] was justified in not fielding teams for the fixtures on December 4 and December 8 2021. These two games must be replayed,” Cassim said, as per TimesLive.

“There is much to be said that where possible games must be replayed in order to enable soccer to triumph and the best team on the day in question to be rewarded for its efforts.

“I am averse to the litigation process deciding the winner. It is better that the results of the match be determined in the field.”

The decision might have a significant impact on the season, with Chiefs mathematically able to close the deficit on league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns to four points due to games in hand — and they will also face the reigning champions again this season on May 8.



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