PSL playoffs may be called off

2013-06-18 16:30
PSL (File)
Johannesburg - The PSL promotional playoffs are set to be called off following a ruling in the South Gauteng High Court.

According to Kickoff’s website, Thanda Royal Zulu have been disputing a ruling by the PSL in the South Gauteng High Court in which all boycotted NFD matches at the beginning of the season will not be replayed, with no points to be awarded for those particular matches.

The court ruled in favour of Thanda, finding that the arbitration process was unfair and that the PSL should seek an independent arbitrator to run a new arbitrary process.

“This is what we went to court for, as Thanda, and we are very happy with the ruling,” said Thanda’s general manager, Thabani Gumede said.

“We went to court to ask the court to review and look at the decisions taken by arbitration, which was conducted unfairly.

“The courts have ruled that the arbitrator was really unfair and we must go to a proper arbitrator.

“We got what we want. It’s not like we were fighting anybody but fighting for what was fair.”

If the arbitrator finds conditions contradicting the PSL’s original ruling, it could mean that points may be awarded to affected teams or matches will be replayed, which would in turn greatly affect the final NFD standings.

This could mean that matches already played in the PSL promotional playoffs would be declared null and void as the teams currently contesting the matches may not even qualify for the playoffs once the revised log is released.

However, according to a tweet from the PSL’s spokesperson, Lux September, court proceedings are ongoing.
"Contrary to some speculation, we await outcome of today's High Court decision on the Thanda matter ...

"We (are) still in court."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.