KwaZulu-Natal Club official believes playoffs were a “waste of time, money and resources”
Happy Goody, head of legal at Royal AMK, has revealed that the club wants Mato Madalala, acting CEO of PSL, to be sent to jail if he is found guilty of contempt of court.
Black & Gold has refused to participate in the recent promotion / relegation playoff due to its court battle with the PSL, which aims to restore the upper echelons of the 2020/21 NFD standings.
Acting Judge AJ Nyathi had on June 14 adjourned the playoffs after the Royal AM approved immediate intervention to stop the match.
However, The PSL appealed and Judge Roland Sutherland issued an order Rejecting Royal AM’s request for leave for appeal on June 18.
The matches ended on June 19 with Chepa United playing twice against Richards Bay and both teams were awarded walkover wins for the game against Royal AM, who failed to honor their fixtures.
Chippa finished at the top of the playoff standings and retained his position in the Elite League, and the Royal AM are now making sure Medala is punished.
“Our view is that the PSL acted against the order of Judge Niathi, who suspended the playoffs that prevented us from finalizing our appeal,” Goody said. Sunday World.
“Therefore, PSL acted illegally and contempt of court. If found guilty, their accounting authority, which is the CEO, must be imprisoned.”
“Playoffs were just a waste of time, money and resources – they should be banned.”
Madala has been the Acting CEO of PSL since she replaced Brand de Villiers in November 2015 and is also the Chairperson of Royal AM’s Kozulu-Natal rivals Lemontoli Golden Arrows.
Royal AM owner Shawn Mekheze added that the National Soccer League, the parent body of the PSL, had allegedly broken the rules.
“This is a matter of public and constitutional significance and full and important issues, which he himself was playing on the football field,” he told the same publication.
“Allegedly numerous violations should be viewed in the most serious light by the NSL,” he said.
However, the league is not taking it lightly as PSL prosecutor Nanda Baker has said he is seriously considering disciplinary action against Royal AM.
“I am seriously considering disciplinary action in connection with these four matches, with various allegations that the Royal AM refused to honor its responsibilities,” he said.
The new 2021/22 PSL season is expected to begin next month.