Kaizer Chiefs’ pending case over their failure to fulfill two fixtures in December is set to be heard today as the club continues preparations for the resumption of the league with a training camp away from their base.
With the outbreak of covid-19 at Naturena in December, Chiefs stated that they couldn’t honour their league fixtures against Cape Town City at home and Golden Arrows away doing so without the consent of the PSL.
AmaKhosi then returned to play the rest of their games for December against Sekhukhune United, Royal AM and Maritzburg United which they had initially pressed the league to also postpone.
For the two games that they didn’t play they had applied for the postponement, but the league turned down their request.
The PSL then brought the club to book but ahead of facing the PSL Disciplinary Committee on Friday they then referred the matter to SAFA’s arbitration as confirmed by the league’s prosecutor Zola Majavu.
The matter is now set to be heard today (16h00).
According to the league, the matter must be finalized as soon as possible to avoid complications at the end of the season as tends to happen.
Minus the two games that are pending, Chiefs are sitting at fourth, a massive 16 points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns but in a huge chance to storm into second place.
Meanwhile, the club is down at work preparing for what remains of the season.
Their next league fixture is away at Cape Town City on February 15 after which they play Baroka and Orlando Pirates.
Chiefs have Dumisani Zuma, Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic all back at training with the only absentees being the players that are playing in the Compact Cup led by Itumeleng Khune.
Zuma has battled injury and alcohol-related issues which led to him being punished while Castro and Nurkovic have both had injury concerns to shed off.
Zambian forward Lazarous Kambole is still at training despite the prospect of a move away.