The PSL’s DC ordered that Amakhosi play three of their home matches scheduled only for Durban behind closed doors, following the crowd violence at the Moses Mabhida Stadium during their Nedbank Cup semifinal defeat to Free State Stars on April 21.
The club have since confirmed that they have appealed the ruling, but this will have no bearing on their upcoming Absa Premiership clash against Polokwane City, which will be hosted at the prominent 2010 FIFA World Cup venue this Saturday.
This is due to the appeal having to be heard at a later date, while rule 24.3 of the NSL’s Handbook stipulates that any appeal will not suspend a ruling until the outcome is reached.
A statement from Chiefs on Monday reads as follows:
‘The club has since appealed the [PSL DC] decision. However, in terms of rule 24.3 of the Rules of the League, as contained in the League’s Handbook, “an appeal against an order of the Disciplinary Committee or the Dispute Resolution Chamber will not suspend the operation of that order pending the finalisation of any appeal or arbitration in respect of that order.”
‘Therefore, despite the club’s abovementioned appeal, the order of the Disciplinary Committee in this matter remains in operation pending the outcome of the appeal or any arbitration process that may follow the appeal.’
The Glamour Boys have also warned supporters that no tickets will be made available for the clash, while those who have bought tickets will be reimbursed accordingly.
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the match will be broadcast live on television.
‘Supporters need to take note that there will be no tickets sold for the match. The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on SuperSport 4,’ said the club.
‘Kaizer Chiefs would like to thank the supporters and fans who had already purchased tickets for this match. We are in the process of making arrangements for refunds.’