Irvin Khoza – Concerns Regarding Kaizer Chiefs Covid-19

 Irvin Khoza – Concerns Regarding Kaizer Chiefs Covid-19

Irvin Khoza – Concerns Regarding Kaizer Chiefs Covid-19



‘Fairness and uniformity in dealing with matters surrounding fixtures are required by the process,’ the PSL chairman stated.

Irvin Khoza, chairman of the Premier Soccer League, says a decision on whether or not to punish Kaizer Chiefs for refusing to attend two DStv Premiership matches in December has yet to be made, and that the matter is now with the league’s legal division.

Following a serious outbreak of Covid-19 at the Amakhosi village, the PSL executive committee rejected Chiefs’ request to postpone all of their December matches, which was sent on December 2.

Chiefs declined to participate in games against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows, but they returned for the season’s final three Premiership games. Though Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung has declared the club was “dumbfounded” by the league’s decision not to postpone their games, the club might be penalised with 3-0 defeats in the games they did not attend.

The case has been dragging on for over a month, but Khoza defended the delays on Wednesday.

“There has been big debate to say the matter of Kaizer Chiefs took too long,” said Khoza.

“It took too long because of the complexity around the matter. The PSL fixtures affect a lot of people, a lot of stakeholders … and the process dictates that there must be fairness and uniformity in dealing with matters around fixtures.

“I know the media is waiting for us to make pronouncements. But this matter is part of a process. As an executive committee we declined the request (for a postponement). As we speak the matter is between our legal division and Chiefs.”

Zola Majavu has been rehired as a PSL prosecutor, according to the PSL chairman.

“He is now a member of the prosecution of the PSL going forward,” said Khoza.

Meanwhile, the PSL chairman announced the launch of the PSL Players Transition Programme, a program designed to assist players with their post-football careers.

“Multichoice are helping the PSL walk the talk with the launch of the Players Transition Programme, a way of progressing the lives of PSL players when they retire,” added Khoza.

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