Safa dismisses Sundowns appeal

2011-04-27 14:21

Mamelodi Sundowns have had an appeal turned down to reschedule their Absa Premiership fixture against AmaZulu at King Zwelithini Stadium in Ulundi, outside Durban, next week.

The Premier Soccer League moved the match to May 4 after the original fixture, scheduled for April 16, was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Sundowns lodged an appeal with the SA Football Association (Safa) appeals board to have the match moved again, otherwise they would be expected to play three league games in the space of a week.

“The Safa appeals board found that the league had not acted improperly at all in directing that the fixture be played on May 4,” the PSL said today.

“The Sundowns appeal was accordingly dismissed and as such, unless there is a further appeal to arbitration, the fixture will proceed accordingly.”

Kjetil Siem, PSL chief executive, said he was “disappointed” that the matter had been taken to the Safa appeals board.

“But this does prove that we were fair in handling the matter and that our rules are fair as well,” Siem said.

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