Kaizer Chiefs and the PSL will go head-to-head before the South African Football Association (SAFA) arbitrator and advocate Nassir Cassim SC.
According to TimesLIVE, the arbitration is set for Wednesday, 9 February where Chiefs will be expected to plead their case.
SAFA CEO Tebogo Motlanthe confirmed the news of Cassim SC as the appointed arbitrator with the set date on Tuesday.
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“Advocate Cassim has been appointed to do the matter between Chiefs and PSL and it will be heard on February 9. Both parties have agreed on Cassim and it’s all systems go now,” said Motlanthe.
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In December 2021, Chiefs failed to honour two of their five league fixtures due to Covid-19 that hit their camp.
They were charged by the PSL in January after the league confirmed that their request to have their matches postponed had been rejected.
And Chiefs took the matter to SAFA for arbitration, and that saw the PSL Disciplinary Committee (PSL DC) reschedule the sitting to 25 February.
Chiefs believe they are not guilty of missing the two fixtures as the lives of their employees had to be prioritised but the PSL doesn’t think so as they have a set of rules they have to follow.