The Premier Soccer League are looking to bolster their legal department in order to improve the manner in which they deal with cases from next season.
The PSL’s processes have come under the spotlight in recent times with plenty of major disciplinary cases being brought before it, relating particularly to player ineligibility.
The League has had to defend against delays in reaching an outcome of major cases, such as last season’s Tendai Ndoro matter, which dragged on for four months both internally and even longer at the High Court, and this season’s Mamelodi Sundowns’ Wayne Arendse case.
The latter dragged on from October last year and threatened to hamper the Absa Premiership title race, with the PSL eventually appealing their Disciplinary Committee – this has since gone to the SAFA Arbitration, for which an update has been provided.
But the controversy surrounding the protracted procedures have since prompted the Executive Committee to rope enlist a panel of prosecutor’s bar and DC’s chairpersons, rather than depending solely on one of each.
“There’s a new prosecutor coming, and it’s not one prosecutor for that matter. We have seen the need for a pool of prosecutors and a pool of DC chairmen,” sad Khoza.
“So that way we don’t depend on one chairman or one prosecutor [to be available]. We must have enough of a pool. We will invite you to the press conference to make a proper announcement.”