Mabhuti Khenyeza Mpumalanga Black Aces arbitration PSL Connie Motshumi
Posted: 23 September 2013 Time: 13:08
The Premier Soccer League has confirmed they are still going to arbitration this week over the Mabhuti Khenyeza issue.
The League had initially banned the striker for 12 months for allegedly spitting at a match official in April while still in the colours of Ajax Cape Town.
However, on appeal the sentence was reduced to only a R50 000 fine of which half was suspended for 12 months.
Unhappy with the decision, the League decided to take the matter to arbitration – which will be heard this week – despite massive outcry from the soccer public who feel they are on a witch-hunt against Khenyeza.
AmaZulu, who lost to Mpumalanga Black Aces with the striker in the line-up, have also already told KickOff.com they will appeal the result should the arbitration be successful, but the League insists that is getting ahead of the issue.
“Let’s rather not pre-empt that right now,” PSL Head of Stakeholder Relations and Communications Connie Motshumi tells KickOff.com.
“Let’s see where the arbitration goes to because obviously the PSL doesn’t agree with the sanction that was given to him [Khenyeza].”