Khanye: PSL threw Chiefs under the bus

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Former Kaizer Chiefs player turned football analyst Junior Khanye has laid the blame for the current Covid-19 saga gripping the league squarely at the door of the PSL.

Chiefs failed to honour their second consecutive fixture away to Golden Arrows after initially failing to show for a home clash against Cape Town City due to 36 positive Covid-19 cases.

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This comes after the PSL turned down their plea to have their December fixtures postponed.

Khanye believes the PSL hierarchy could have handled the situation dramatically differently.

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"First of all what is happening at Kaizer Chiefs is a sad thing," Khanye tells Kickoff.com.

"This can happen to anyone. These are human beings, after all, they didn't invite this. It's so painful.

"But now the rules of the PSL require you to use your Diski team. I know the Diski league has closed, and this has made it difficult for Kaizer Chiefs.

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"Also other people may see this as a joke, but we need to feel whatever they feel as these are humans after all. What makes this thing difficult are the rules.

"The PSL were supposed to resolve this long before the referees even travelled to the stadium. Because it has now become a similar case to the one matter of Royal AM when they refused to honour the playoff fixtures.

"They didn't pitch up, and the referees were there, which means officially the game is playing. So points will be taken.

"Last week when they were supposed to face Cape Town City, I saw the officials were there, the PSL shouldn't have allowed that to happen.

"Because when it's like this it's Kaizer Chiefs that will suffer. When referees are present it means the PSL has approved the game is taking place.

"If the PSL allows the referees to enter the pitch or go to the stadium, then they mean it's a walkover for Cape Town City and Golden Arrows."

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