Khanye Slams PSL For Royal AM No Shows
Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Junior Khanye has criticised the Premier Soccer League heavily for the Royal AM no shows at the promotion/relegation playoffs.
The iDiskiTV analyst addressed the farce around the playoffs, with Royal AM snubbing all their four fixtures against Richards Bay and Chippa United, in his iDiski Times column.
The playoffs finished on Wednesday, with Chippa seemingly confirming their DStv Premiership status after beating Richards Bay 2-1 before drawing the second fixture 1-1, while both sides had two walkovers over Royal AM.
Khanye says the PSL showed poor leadership and sent conflicting messages after initially siding with Royal AM before announcing Sekhukhune as promoted team to the Premiership.
“The Premier Soccer League is once again showing lack of leadership. I say once again, because we have seen too many times the PSL not showing signs of leadership in different situations that they are faced with,” Khanye writes in iDiski Times.
“In this matter, they showed poor leadership when they decided to print the original final standings without including 3 points which Sekhukhune had earned from their protest against
Polokwane City. If they had done this simple thing, Royal AM would have known on the last day that they are not the leaders of the GladAfrica Championship.
“The PSL even went as far as siding with Royal AM in their opposition of the Sekhukhune vs Polokwane City. In many ways, we are where we are because of the PSL.
“Royal AM are acting like people who had the support from powerful people, it is as if they were told that they will win this case no matter what happens.”
Khanye also explained why he feels Royal AM owner Shaun Mkhize has been ill-advised and you can read all about it in this week’s edition of iDiski Times – available in English and Zulu.