THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed receiving an appeal, through SAFA, from National First Division (NFD) club, Thanda Royal Zulu.
Thanda Royal Zulu are appealing a PSL Disciplinary Committee verdict relating to their failure to honour NFD fixtures last year.
PSL Acting CEO, Cambridge Mokanyane said it was in the interest of the League that all matters be dealt with speedily. Mokanyane said the matter will therefore be referred to arbitration in terms of Rule 59.1 of the NSL Rules which states that “In any league or other competition under the auspices of the League, the Chief Executive Officer will have the power to do any or all of the following if he is of the opinion that the application of the normal procedures will result in a delay of such a nature that the League and/or the sponsor/s may be brought into disrepute:
– 59.1.1 Order that a disciplinary matter, protest, complaint or appeal be referred directly to arbitration. In such an event the decision of the arbitrator will be final;
– 59.1.2 Reduce the time periods allowed for an appeal or a request for arbitration.”
The PSL will advise on the date of the Arbitration in due course.