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Sundowns take PSL to Safa

Posted: 19 February 2010 Time: 12:57 pm

Mamelodi Sundowns have lodged a letter of protest about the PSL's decision to resume their abandoned match against Moroka Swallows on 35 minutes.

The match was abandoned due to floodlights failure on Wednesday at the Super Stadium and the PSL took a decision yesterday saying "The match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows will continue from where it was left off and will now be played on Friday, 19 February 2010, at 19h30 at Super Stadium". If the match goes ahead today at the Super Stadium, Swallows will retain their 2-0 lead.

The decision hasn't gone down well with the Brazilians and they have now appealed the decision. The matter will go to Safa's arbitration later this afternoon.

"I cannot make any further comments on this matter until the arbitration hearing is complete," said PSL CEO, Kjetil Siem.

Sundowns' spokesperson Alex Shakoane was not available for comment.

However, it is thought that Sundowns' appeal is based on the fact that their match against Santos late last year was abandoned due to floodlights failure on the main grandstand, also at the Super Stadium, with Sundowns leading 1-0 through a goal scored by Katlego Mphela.

Sundowns' statement on the Santos read that "The chairman of the South Africa Football Association's referee review committee Steve Goddard said that the pitch was playable but the match officials feared for player’s safety due to the lightning and loss of the floodlighting on the main grandstand. The referee decided to call the match off after 38 minutes," it read.

PSL's PR and Media manager Altaaf Kazi was also not available, but the sticking point in this case is that Sundowns' game against Santos could have gone ahead because Goddard said the pitch was "playable" but the floodlighting failure on the main grandstand had to be considered in taking the decision to abandon the match.

If Sundowns win the appeal, the match is likely to be postponed to a later date and in that case, the game will start from scratch.

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 01:15 pm
Psl lead by Soweto thugs will always rule infavour of downs opponents.
Anonymous
posted: 01:28 pm
However, it is thought that Sundowns' appeal is based on the fact that their match against Santos late last year was abandoned due to floodlights failure on the main grandstand, also at the Super Stadium, with Sundowns leading 1-0 through a goal scored by Katlego Mphela.
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They should have challenged PSL and referred them to the rules regarding floodlights.
Anonymous
posted: 01:28 pm
LMFAO hahahahahahahahahah

The criminals-clowns-come sore losers are at it again

Just prepare for next season guys, ayikho phela lento, while SSU will lift the trophy u guys will be busy with floodlight squabbles, cmon man, LOL!

Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 01:35 pm
Pa pa pa pa pa pa, can the "onces of gold" do it in the boardroom? Pi pi pi pi pi! Jokes Jokes Jokes gallo....

The KHOSI One
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 01:37 pm
Sore bloody losers....this idiots are a BIG FAT LAZY Joke!

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 01:40 pm
PSL Board is in for a high jump, they need some lessons.... they are inconsistent in their decision making
Anonymous
posted: 01:41 pm
Sundowns' statement on the Santos read that "The chairman of the South Africa Football Association's referee review committee Steve Goddard said that the pitch was playable but the match officials feared for player’s safety due to the lightning and loss of the floodlighting on the main grandstand. The referee decided to call the match off after 38 minutes," Downs' statement read.

"LIGHTINING" IS NOT HUMAN ERA BUT NATURE HENCE THE SUNDOWNS - SANTOS ABANDONED GAME WAS NOT CONTINUED BUT RESTARTED...... its not like in the mines where lightining outside does not affect workers underground.
Anonymous
posted: 01:41 pm
Thabang: 2010-02-19 13:35 [ Report ]

Khosi, this is just a joke really..im shocked, i ddnt know the Clowns would pull a stunt like this..wtf

Im sure Wits, Celtic, and poor others that were robbed are chuffed, but all in all i never knew the number 2 position meant so much 2 Circus

Khosi


Anonymous
posted: 01:43 pm
The match will not be played and furthermore, FIFA will intervene..... what is this.... poor south african PSl at its worst, look at Sundowns we do everything by the book
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 01:43 pm
Maybe Swallows should just give these dumb losers those 3 points + 2 goals for free. Sis this team is an embarrassment yazi!

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 01:45 pm
Guys read the whole context not only with keen interest but with understanding
Anonymous
posted: 01:46 pm
@marcus:
Do you know KFC ADVERT - LET IT GO
Swallows will also lodge a complaint - there goes merry go round but the time it stopped ssu will be crowned champions - hahahahahahahhaha
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 01:47 pm
Pearl: 2010-02-19 13:41 [ Report ]

Pearl KHOSI, I said it before: This team is used to gambling games. If you beat them they want their money back...ha ha ha ha.

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 01:50 pm
Thabang do u think that your little piece of shit knowledge is better than Sundowns Management, or The President of Mamelodi Sundowns even that of Daniel Muvhango Mambush Mudau to mention but a few, look your comments end here and if i were u i will opt to keep those comments cause you just comment for the sake of commenting without direction, please keep your lousy comments to your self you stinking bastard.
Sweyts',)
posted: 01:55 pm
Let`s resign ourselves to the fact that the game will resume on 38 minutes of the first half at 2-0. Kanti sisabani?

What was decided by the league on the Santos game gave us even more time [90mins] to score but Mphela shot straight at Motsoeneng and continued to do the same against Tingyemb, Kapini, Etafia like he had done with Khuni.....He should be on 32goals as we speak.

downs could have done better kule season overall, looking at how much responsibilty was bestowed on Mphela alone.

Nyandoro`s pile drivers are no more, Booth`s height offers us no advantage whatsoever offensively.... He's yet to bag a goal since returning from Russian exile.

Brian gave away games at the beginning, I mean 99.9% of our loses and draws he was found wanting but improved a great deal later on albeit a bit too late.

And since this is the spine of Downs, These guys have not stood above the rest kule season. So as much as things have improved tremendously compared to last season, it still was'nt the best according to our standards.
Anonymous
posted: 01:57 pm
loxition: 2010-02-19 13:46 [ Report ]

LMFAO hahahahahahahah...good one

By the time this complaint/letter/Ounce of gold reaches the SAFA honchos, the PSL offices will have long closed by then hehehehehe..Circus

LOL, Thabang hehehe..i guess this was not how things were meant 2 pan out according 2 the mining policies

Longaneng
posted: 02:00 pm
@ loxition - you are THE MAN. They cannot sit and do nothing when a rule was incorrectly interpreted and challenge the right application of the rules. You can say people must be consistent on making wrong decisions.

But yes, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Love&Peace.
Thabang [The KHOSI One]
posted: 02:00 pm
marcus: 2010-02-19 13:50 [ Report ]

And their fragile fans, blinded by the fake love for their CIRCUS team, sing hallelujah!

Where is Mambush...please keep an eye on him. I am tired of this guy’s corrupt mind. He failed with Eskom on Wednesday and now he tries his luck with SAFA Arbitrator. Kak man!

The KHOSI One
Anonymous
posted: 02:02 pm
@Pearl
sunflops must allow swallows to swallow their pride tonight
Anonymous
posted: 02:03 pm
Well said Anthony, I couldnt have said it better. Doesnt Sundowns know that lightning is an act of nature & on Wednesday there was no lightning but floodlights were faulty & floodlights cant be faulty as a result of an act of nature. The problem with floodlights was a man-fault & the PSL stated clearly that matches that were abondoned due to man-faults will have to resume where the game ended & the scoreline must be upheld from the abondoned match.
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