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More Playoffs Drama Expected On Tuesday

We can expect more drama involving this year’s PSL promotion/relegation playoffs, as Royal AM have indicated they will not be honouring tomorrow’s match against Chippa United.

Royal AM had gone to court last to week to interdict the playoffs, as they sought leave to appeal the court decision that saw Sekhukhune declared the GladAfrica Championship winners.

But the playoffs began on Saturday, after Royal AM’s leave to appeal case was dismissed in the High Court on Friday.

Now, according to Sinky Mnisi, Royal AM’s CEO, the club will not be honouring their fixture against Chippa United scheduled for tomorrow (22 June), as the club looks to take their appeal to the Supreme court.

“No, we are not playing based on the court order,” Mnisi was quoted as saying to Sowetanlive.

“That’s all. PSL can’t insist on us playing. Our legal stance is that we are not playing simple. We don’t even want to comment. Royal AM is not playing based on AJ Nyathi’s court order that’s it. If you need more, get our attorney [Eric] Mabuza, he is in the position to elaborate more.”

Sowetanlive also reached out to Manto Madlala, the PSL’s acting CEO, who said: “I don’t know, you spoke to Sinky. I didn’t speak to him. I cannot think about what will happen tomorrow. I won’t answer you. You spoke to him, I didn’t and I can’t prejudge what will happen.”

The match between Royal AM and Chippa is scheduled for a 3pm kick off tomorrow.

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