Khoza vague on Chiefs' Covid-19 saga


PSL boss Irvin Khoza remained vague as the soccer body continues to deliberate the high-profile disciplinary matter as Kaizer Chiefs failed to honour two league fixtures due to a Covid-19 crisis.

The club was rocked by a major Covid-19 outbreak which has affected no fewer than 36 of the Amakhosi's personnel, with a further fives cases confirmed.

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Chiefs missed two consecutive fixtures at home to Cape Town City and an away trip to Golden Arrows on Wednesday.

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"I think it's very important that the public expects a response from the league on the matter that affects Kaizer Chiefs," Khoza said.

I think it’s very important that it’s not an easy matter.

"It’s a matter that was dealt with by the football department and was escalated to the exco.

"It requires a lot of attention to detail to make sure that the adjudication on this matter must be seen to have been given a thorough process and evaluation because it talks about issues that are very interesting because you know we are a rules-based organisation.

"Everything is easy because you just refer to the rules or compliance manual or handbook for answers. But there are situations that occur in our normal life that requires us to apply our minds, especially on a matter that's got a lot of debate on livelihoods.

"So, at this point in time, I can say we will convene for the fourth or fifth meeting on Tuesday because we met Thursday on this matter, which was three meetings before.

"We referred the matter back to the office to deal with the issues we’ve raised and we are told that we are going to get the final information that we require if it's possible today.

"The meeting is convened for 11 o'clock tomorrow. Whether it’s going to be the final day to adjudicate, I don’t know. We will deal with the facts in front of us as an executive committee. We have to put this thing to rest.

"It's urgent, it's important and it gives a lot of uncertainty to the market. But everything we do, we do for the interests of all the teams in the PSL."

"But also taking into account the reputation of competition integrity and the interests of all stakeholders. There are so many things that we need to evaluate."

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