NFD teams to boycott fixtures


However, the teams have vowed to continue the stay-away action until the League listens to their grievances.

The NFD was supposed to kick off the past weekend but all the teams, with the exception of Roses United who reported to Botshabelo Stadium for their game against Witbank Spurs, failed to show up.

The NFD, who broke away from the PSL at the start of the season, are demanding prize-money of R1million for winning the League, and that the R800 000 for the Q-Innovation not be deducted from their initial annual grant of R115million.

PSL General Manager Derek Blanckensee says the League is still waiting for the match commissioners’ report before deciding their next move.

“Once we receive the reports, we will hand them to our legal team to deal with the issue,” he says.

He adds: “We expect the fixtures to go on as scheduled next week Wednesday.”

But NFD teams have vowed not to honour their fixture until their demands with the PSL are met.

“Nothing has changed; we will not attend the games until our demands are met,” a NFD team official who wanted to remain anonymous tells

“It’s just unfortunate that Roses United acted funny after everybody agreed that we would not honour any fixture until our demands are met. Maybe they think they are still in the Vodacom League where, if you do not attend a game, you will be deducted three points.”