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Khoza Breaks Silence On 'Urgent' Chiefs Matter

PSL chairman Irvin Khoza has broken his silence on the matter involving Kaizer Chiefs’ request to have their matches postponed.

There’s been silence from the PSL regarding the matter, leaving the public to wonder what was going to happen to the matches Amakhosi were unable to honour due to the Covid-19 outbreak, which saw over 30 members at The Village being affected.

After they were unable to honour their matches against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows, Amakhosi hosted Sekhukhune United at FNB Stadium over the past weekend.

During the announcement of the new DStv Compact Cup, Khoza was asked about the matter involving Amakhosi and said the executive committee are due to meet again tomorrow to further discuss the matter, though there is no guarantee of a final decision being made.

Speaking to the media at the PSL offices in Parktown, Johannesburg, Khoza said: “It’s very important that the public expects a response from the league on the matters that affect Kaizer Chiefs and the other teams that were participating in those fixtures. I think it’s very important that it’s not an easy matter. 

“It’s a matter that was dealt with by the football department and was escalated to the exco. It requires a lot of attention to detail to make sure that the adjudication on this matter must be seen to have been given a thorough process and evaluation because it talks about issues that are very interesting because you know we are a rules based organisation. Everything is easy because you just refer to the rules – the compliance manual or handbook for answers. But there are situations that occur in our normal life that requires us to apply our minds, especially on a matter that’s got lot of debate on life and livelihoods.

"So, at this point in time, I can say we’ve convened the fourth or fifth meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), because we met Thursday on this matter, which was three meetings before. We referred the matter back to the office to deal with the issues we’ve raised and we are told that we are going to get the final information that we require, if it’s possible, today. The meeting is convened for 11 o’clock tomorrow. Whether it’s going to be the final day to adjudicate, I don’t know. We will deal with the facts in front of us as an executive committee. We have to put this thing to rest. It's urgent, it's important and it gives a lot of uncertainty to the market. But everything we do, we do for the interests of all the teams in the PSL."

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