Register Login Scores

PSL

Second Division Play-Offs Postponed

Due to an unprecedented number of disputes by third-tier clubs, the 15th Safa Second Division Play-Offs, which were due to begin on Monday 24 June, have been delayed for almost a month.

In fact, the situation is so dismal that Safa has only been able to officially declare one winner, Vardos of Gauteng, meaning the other eight provincial candidates all hoping for promotion to the NFD’s professional ranks, must now wait for their cases to be heard before the competition can begin.

Jeff Monnakgotla, Safa’s national director of competitions confirmed the new dates to Soccer-Laduma.

“The tournament will take place between the 22nd and 28th July,” he says. “The point is we want to give ourselves four weeks to sort out everything once and for all. I said to my principles we’d rather take flack for the postponement than to proceed will all sorts of litigations left, right and centre.”

But one club, Bay Stars of Port Elizabeth, who are linked to the Nelson Mandela University and are fighting Mthatha Bucks over an alleged fraudulent document, are furious as the new dates correspond with an annual Varsity Football Cup.

“This change gives me a headache,” a Stars’ source explains. “It’s crazy, I have five good students in the team that need to go for Varsity soccer which starts on 22 July. We never expected this delay!”

Another example of a dispute is in the Western Cape, where log leaders Cape Town All Stars had nine points deducted but are now facing an arbitration case with Glendene after an appeal, while representatives from the other six regions also lock horns in a bid to make it to the play-offs which will be hosted by Safa Ekurhuleni.

However, the two clubs that are eventually promoted to the NFD will have very little time to prepare for the new 2013/14 season!

nextarticle

Aces Holding Thumbs

19 comments

Top 5

10 Images Of The Weekend’s Nedbank Cup Action

6 Feb 24, 2020 09:15 AM in Nedbank Cup

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

18 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mosimane Explains Gripe With MDC

25 Feb 24, 2020 01:30 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

52 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs’ Middendorp: We Couldn’t Unlock Them

76 Feb 24, 2020 11:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Bucs Stars Dazzle In Pule’s Mashonisa

15 Feb 24, 2020 11:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Pogba Makes Liverpool Admission

20 Feb 25, 2020 10:32 AM in Manchester United

10 Of Ronaldo's Cheapest Cars, Including A R2m Bentley & R1.2m Audi

3 Feb 25, 2020 03:01 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Does This Pirates Star Boast The Coolest Tattoos In The PSL?

5 Feb 22, 2020 09:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Pitso: There's Been Too Much Talking

155 Feb 23, 2020 06:51 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Middendorp Feels Chiefs Deserved A Penalty

30 Feb 24, 2020 04:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

PSL Confirm Date And Time For Nedbank Cup QF Draw

16 Feb 24, 2020 03:12 PM in Nedbank Cup

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 Big PSL Contracts Being Discussed…

10 Feb 24, 2020 02:43 PM in PSL