Kaizer Chiefs will play the next Absa Premiership home fixture against Polokwane City FC behind closed doors. The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6 October 2018 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. Kick-off is at 18:00.
The lockout is as a result of the order imposed by the Disciplinary Committee of the PSL. This followed the events of 21 April 2018 at Moses Mabhida Stadium after the Nedbank Cup match against Free State Stars where fans invaded the pitch and caused damage to property.
In the order, Kaizer Chiefs were found guilty and ordered to play three league matches in KwaZulu-Natal without spectators. The playing of one match behind closed doors shall be suspended for a period of 24 months, provided that Chiefs are not found guilty of a similar offence.
The club has since appealed the decision. However, in terms of rule 24.3 of the Rules of the League, as contained in the League’s Handbook, “an appeal against an order of the Disciplinary Committee or the Dispute Resolution Chamber will not suspend the operation of that order pending the finalisation of any appeal or arbitration in respect of that order.”
Therefore, despite the club’s abovementioned appeal, the order of the Disciplinary Committee in this matter remains in operation pending the outcome of the appeal or any arbitration process that may follow the appeal.
Supporters need to take note that there will be no tickets sold for the match. The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on SuperSport 4.
Kaizer Chiefs would like to thank the supporters and fans who had already purchased tickets for this match. We are in the process of making arrangements for refunds.
03 October 2018 | Football