Final decision reached in Chiefs' PSL DC hearing

Premiership

A final decision has been made in respect of the PSL disciplinary committee's case against Kaizer Chiefs relating to the club's failure to honour two league fixtures in December.

The ongoing saga involving Kaizer Chiefs' non-fulfilment of DStv Premiership fixtures against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows was brought to an end on Tuesday after the club pleaded guilty to the misconduct charges laid against them by the PSL disciplinary committee.

As a result, the Amakhosi were handed a R200 000 fine by the committee, of which half has been suspended on condition that no further offence of the same nature is committed. 

"I can confirm that earlier [on Tuesday] Kaizer Chiefs Football Club appeared before the PSL DC to answer to charges of misconduct in relation to their non-fulfilment of the two fixtures in December amid Covid," PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu said in a statement.

"Those were in relation to Cape Town City as well as Lamontville Golden Arrows FC. That matter was put on hold pending the finalisation of an arbitration which Kaizer Chiefs had referred the matter to. Upon the arbitrator ruling in their favour, I discontinued the prosecution.

"Later, the league executive committee took that decision on review and they succeeded last week on the 10th of May, therefore paving way for me to proceed with the misconduct charges. That particular matter was then enrolled for hearing for [Tuesday] and I’m pleased to inform you that the matter was indeed duly finalised on the following basis:

"Kaizer Chiefs Football Club pleaded guilty and I accepted the plea which resulted in the DC returning a guilty verdict. We immediately proceeded to make submissions with regard to aggravation and mitigation of sentence whereafter the PSL DC ruled as follows with regard to sanction. 

"1. Kaizer Chiefs Football Club was fined an amount of R200 000 of which 50% is suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension they are not found guilty of the same offence again. In effect, they have to pay R100 000.

    "2. They were further ordered to pay the costs of the sittings, which costs are to be administratively computed by the league and once so finalised they will be on forwarded to Kaizer Chiefs for onward payment.” 

    "That brings about an end to this chapter," Majavu concluded"

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