Word reaching the Siya crew is that Mpumalanga Black Aces are still waiting for the arbitrator’s correspondence with regards to the PSL’s appeal on striker Mabhudi Khenyeza’s case.
This comes after the Safa Appeals Board decided to reduce Khenyeza’s 12-month ban to a fine.
Read: Appeal Board Lifts Khenyeza’s Ban
Khenyeza was handed a 12-month ban by the PSL Disciplinary Committee after he was found guilty of spitting at assistant referee Zakhele Siwela during a match between Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns in April.
The Aces striker appealed his ban and the Safa Appeals Board subsequently reduced his ban to a R50 000 fine, with R25 000 suspended for 12 months. The PSL then decided to appeal the ruling.
Read: PSL Take Khenyeza Matter To Arbitration
“We haven’t heard anything from the arbitrator. Until we’re told otherwise, we’ll continue to use Mabhudi,” said Aces Media Liaison Officer Gordon Masondo.
“Luckily for us, he is still focusing on his job,” added Masondo.
Aces will take on Orlando Pirates in the Telkom Knockout Last 16 match at Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday, October 8.
By Khaya Ndubane
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