Kaizer Chiefs have had their appeal against the PSL disciplinary committee’s decision overturned by the South African Football Association appeal committee.
The PSL confirmed that they had a hearing with the Safa appeal committee on Friday, in the case where Amakhosi were trying to have their stadium ban reduced.
However, their appeal was unsuccessful as the appeal committee stated that the ruling handed down by the DC last month will stand, which ordered Amakhosi to play a minimum of two games behind closed doors.
The Premier Soccer League released the following statement on the matter which reads:
‘The South African Football Association (Safa) appeal committee has dismissed the appeal by Kaizer Chiefs FC to have the sanction by the PSL disciplinary committee in respect of the Moses Mabhida incident on 21 April 2018 reduced.
‘The PSL disciplinary committee found Kaizer Chiefs guilty and ordered that they must play three matches behind closed doors in KZN with the implementation of one [of the three matches] match suspended for a period of 24 months provided Kaizer Chiefs is not found guilty of a similar offence.
‘Kaizer Chiefs has already played one of the two matches behind closed doors in the Moses Mabhida Stadium against Polokwane City on 6 October 2018.
‘Having considered submissions by both the member club as well as the PSL, the appeal committee noted that the unacceptable behaviour by Kaizer Chief’s supporters on the day was indeed extreme and warranted the sanction imposed by the PSL disciplinary committee. Kaizer Chiefs FC were ordered to pay the costs of the appeal.’