Sekhukhune Win Case, Move Top
Sekhukhune United have won their appeal case against the PSL and were awarded three points which saw them climb to the top of the GladAfrica Championship log.
The Gauteng-based club was challenging the PSL disciplinary committee’s ruling to deduct points from Polokwane City for not having the required number of five U23 players in their team sheet when both side’s met in January, but not awarding the points to them.
Sekhukhune, who are in their first season in the GAC, were arguing that because they had protested before this game, which they lost 1-0 on 02 January 2021, the points should not just be expunged by the league but also awarded to them.
The DC has now ruled in Sekhukhune’s favour, meaning they move to 50 points on the GladAfrica Championship log, level on points with Royal AM but ahead of them based on their better goal difference.
Below is the DC ruling, which iDiski Times senior writer Velile Mnyandu received on Wednesday.
Sekhukhune could now gain direct promotion to the DStv Premiership if they would win their final game against JDR Stars, while Royal AM are facing Cape Town All Stars and would either need a massive victory to overturn the deficit in goal difference or Sekhukhune to slip up.
The Premier Soccer League have since commented on the outcome, saying the “PSL Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, 20 May 2021, to discuss the arbitration outcome on the Polokwane City vs Sekhukhune United matter”.