The NFD was supposed to kick off this past weekend, but all the teams – with the exception of Roses United – failed to show up for their fixtures.
And, following on from a KickOff.com report yesterday, Khumalo insists they will not honour any further fixtures until their demands are met.
“We are not going to honour any fixtures until our outstanding issues are resolved relating to the inaccurate resolution of our last board meeting on August 30,” he explains.
“This is where we agreed with the PSL that we will stand alone in all those things. However, the resolution didn’t meet the things we discussed at the meeting. If we start the League, we are going to compromise ourselves because we’ll be reneging on the things we decided.
“We have a history with the PSL. If we don’t act now, they’ll forget about us. That matter will never be on the [PSL] table and never be discussed, and then we’ll find ourselves in a serious situation.”
He adds: “We had a discussion with the PSL at the beginning of the season and it went to the governing body where we agreed on everything and were satisfied with everything. The problem, however, is that the resolution captured by the PSL doesn’t reflect what we discussed or agreed on.”
Khumalo also says that the public are misinterpreting the NFD situation, saying there is no truth that the NFD wants to split from the PSL; rather that they simply want more power in the running of the League.
“What the public is misinterpreting here is that there is no splitting or walking away from the PSL. Both the PSL and the NFD are under the umbrella constitution of the NSL,” he says.
“What we are saying is let the NFD have its own executive committee, control its own budget, and have the rights to go into negotiations with prospective sponsors and broadcasting houses. There is no separation; just that the NFD must stand on its own, but in the current situation it can’t because we have to rely on the PSL.”
“We have agreed on all formats, including the setting up of a committee that will oversee that. But the only problem is that if such things are not properly captured and have a bearing on our future, clearly as shareholders we have the right to stand up and correct the situation.
Khumalo also insists that the First Division fixtures scheduled for tomorrow will not go ahead.