Absa Premiership

AmaZulu hopeful over FIFA ruling

2018-11-21 13:43

Cape Town - AmaZulu general manager Lunga Sokhela says the Absa Premiership club are confident they can make up the six points they were docked if their appeal to FIFA is unsuccessful.

Usuthu are currently at the bottom of the league standings with four points from 10 games.

The club were docked after a FIFA ruling over the reported non-payment of former Namibian player Phineas Nambandi for terminating his contract in 2014.

Sokhela though told IOL website that they have written to the world governing body while also paying out Nambandi.

He said: “FIFA wrote back to us and we had to make a submission on October 22.

“We wrote back on the second of October to SAFA asking for another matter of clarity. SAFA has responded to them.

“So, we are just waiting, and we hope that this issue can come to finality before the end of the year in order to know whether we are getting the six points back or not, but it is all in FIFA’s hands.

“The payment was made but there were another two issues that needed to be ironed out and that should have been ironed out a long time ago. We are hoping that those can be ironed out quickly.”

He added: “It is for us to handle it legally and we will take it from there. I’m not worried that maybe we are not going to catch up. The team is good enough to catch up.”

Read more on:    amazulu  |  fifa  |  psl  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Baroka FC v Maritzburg United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.