Cape Town - The PSL season is over, but the drama is never far away. It presents itself now in the form of a match-fixing scandal.
As reported earlier in the week, a PSL club now rumoured to be Moroka Swallows has presented a case to the PSL that implicated certain individuals in a match-fixing saga that affected this season’s relegation battle.
AmaZulu were relegated outright while Swallows must survive a three-way playoff with NFD sides Jomo Cosmos and Black Leopards if they are to maintain their PSL status.
There is no official substance yet to the match-fixing claims, or indeed no confirmed understanding of where they came from, but PSL CEO Brand de Villiers has confirmed that there has been a report and that it is being taken seriously.
Sport24 contacted a few PSL clubs to talk about the developments over the last 24 hours.
Jose Ferreira, Wits CEO: “I don’t think it’s right to even comment on it. I think we’re putting the cart before the horse. Let’s see what develops. The PSL is a strong enough organisation to deal with this by themselves.”
Farouk Kadodia, Maritzburg United Chairman: “It is concerning. We expect everyone to be playing fair and nothing otherwise. We can’t comment too much on the matter when we don’t have much information. But if somebody has done wrong and is guilty then we would expect them to be punished.”
Bobby Motaung, Kaizer Chiefs Team Manager: “I don’t know of any match-fixing allegations. If it becomes official then the PSL can contact the clubs. We don’t want to comment on anything and spread rumours until it becomes official.”
Leon Prins, Moroka Swallows Chairman: “I can’t comment at all.”