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Playoffs To Start Today

The Premier Soccer League have announced that the promotion/relegation playoffs will now go ahead, starting with today’s match between Chippa United and Richards Bay.

This follow’s Friday court order dismissing Royal AM’s application for leave to appeal in the high court.

The PSL released a statement on Saturday afternoon, confirming as much.

“Yesterday evening (18 June 2021), Judge Roland Sutherland handed down an order dismissing Royal AM Football Club’s application for leave to appeal,” the statement read.

“Royal AM brought an application for leave to appeal against the order handed down by Judge Sutherland on 12 June 2021, in terms of which Judge Sutherland denied its application for a review of the arbitration award handed down by Epstein SC.

“Following the dismissal of Royal AM’s application, there has been a final determination of the application before Judge Sutherland for leave to appeal. We are advised that the order of Nyathi AJ of 14 June 2021 suspending the commencement of the playoffs “pending the final determination of Royal AM’s application for leave to appeal and/or appeal” no longer applies.

“There is consequently nothing to prevent the commencement of the 2020/21 GladAfrica promotion/relegation playoffs.

The playoffs will therefore proceed with the first match being played this afternoon at 15h00 at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium between Chippa United Football Club and Richards Bay Football Club.”

The league also released the revised fixtures.

19 June Chippa Utd v Richards Bay

22 June Royal AM v Chippa Utd

24 June Royal AM v Richards Bay

26 June Richards Bay v Chippa Utd

28 June Richards Bay v Royal AM

30 June Chippa Utd v Royal AM

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