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Comitis – Chiefs Can Have The Three Points

Cape Town City Chairman John Comitis has said the SAFA arbitration ruling in favour of Kaizer Chiefs is another dark day for South African football.

On Friday, SAFA arbitration ruled that the two games Chiefs failed to show up to in December after their covid outbreak, should be replayed.

Those yet-to-be-scheduled matches involved City, who travelled to Johannesburg for the game, and Golden Arrows, who Chiefs lost to on Saturday in the reverse fixture.

Speaking on Marawa Sports Worldwide after hearing the news, Comitis said it is a dark day for local football, as once again lawyers have bypassed football rules.

“Ja, I just heard this as well,” Comitis told Marawa Sports Worldwide.

“I’m sitting here trying to relax on the weekend, but turning out this is a dark day for football in South Africa.

“It really is, I’m flabbergasted. What happened to the disciplinary committee, the PSL disciplinary committee?

“Here we have a club not arriving at a match, and we allow this thing to get to this point, because we didn’t act and prosecution didn’t act and I and I’m very disappointed.

“I’m very disappointed for football, because smart lawyers and advocates that get involved, they come up with these positions, in terms of administration law, and all these things.

“But we’ve got football rules. What about the football rules that we all prescribed to?

“What are we worrying about DC’s and DRC’s, and dispute resolution chambers when we can bypass it all and go and jump the queue and go and get a decision made at an arbitration?”

The City chairman added that he really doesn’t care about the three points, but is more concerned about the integrity of the existing platforms in football.

“I mean, we can’t have this, man,” he added.

“This is the credibility of the league that is at stake, it’s not about the three points, they can have the three points, it’s not going to change anything.

“I wonder if I give them the three points will they charge me? It’s going to make no difference to Kaizer Chiefs, nor to us, to be honest, we will still be in the top eight.”

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