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Live Updates On Kaizer Chiefs Vs CT City

In another farce for local football, Cape Town City and the match officials have now left FNB Stadium after the gates remained locked and Kaizer Chiefs didn’t pitch.

Chiefs had pleaded with the Premier Soccer League to postpone their match against City on Saturday as well as their other December fixtures after the club was hit by a Covid-19 outbreak.

As many as 31 of Chiefs’ personnel tested positive, the club confirmed, with iDiski Times understanding that the club only had nine players – with three of them being goalkeepers – available for selection.

In the absence of any official statement from the PSL, Cape Town City followed their usual pre-match routine and arrived at FNB Stadium.

However, the gates remained locked after Chiefs, as the event organiser, having informed the Stadium Management SA (SMSA) that there’s no game today.

Cape Town City have arrived at FNB Stadium, along with the match commissioner, Newsroom Afrika have confirmed.

“The process is that we have to honour the fixture,” Julian Bailey, the club’s media officer, told Newsroom Africa.

“The rules of the league state that only the PSL can postpone a fixture. Kaizer Chiefs cannot announce that a fixture has been postponed. So for us, we have to follow procedure, that’s why we traveled the Johannesburg yesterday.

“That’s why we are here at the stadium on time, 90 minutes before, as we are supposed to be.

“We met with the match commissioner and he explained the process to us, for us it’s all about following the processes.

“What we explained by the match commissioner is that we have to remain here until at least 15 minutes after the scheduled kick off, so we’ll be here after 18:15. We’ve brought the whole team.

“We’ve handed in all the necessary documentation that goes to match commissioners and to the league before any match. We have not skipped any steps.

“The rest is up to the match commissioner and the match officials, they will submit all documentation, saying they have been here and we’ve been here, but the gates have been locked. The rest is really up to the officials.”

City even announced their starting XI for the game.

Cape Town City have now confirmed to this publication that they have left the stadium: “We just left the stadium. With the match officials,” their PR department told iDiski Times.

The PSL are yet to comment on the incident.

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