The Premier Soccer League has confirmed that they have decided to refer the matter involving Mabhudi Khenyeza to arbitration.
This comes after the SAFA Appeals Board decided to reduce Khenyeza’s 12-month ban to a monetary fine.
Read: Appeal Board Lifts Khenyeza’s Ban
Khenyeza was handed a 12-month ban by the by the PSL's Disciplinary Committee after he was found guilty of spitting on assistant referee Zakhele Siwela during a match between Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns in April.
Khenyeza decided to appeal and the SAFA Appeals Board decided to reduce his ban to a R50 000 fine, with R25 000 suspended for 12 months.
In a statement, the PSL has confirmed that they have taken the matter to arbitration.
The PSL statement read, “The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has referred the matter involving Mabhudi Khenyeza to arbitration.
“This follows the decision of the SAFA Appeals Board. The SAFA Appeals Board upheld the verdict by the PSL Disciplinary Committee but it reviewed the 12 months suspension by the PSL DC to a monetary fine of R50 000; R25 000 of which is suspended for 12 months.
“The PSL will advise on the date of the arbitration.
"The League will make no further statement on the matter.”
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