The Premier Soccer League DC have postponed the DC hearing against Kaizer Chiefs, which was set to be heard on Friday.
The league charged Chiefs for not honouring their two DStv Premiership games in December against Golden Arrows and Cape Town City.
The club cited Covid-19 cases at their base in Naturena as their reasons, but the league, as in their rule book, do not recognise Covid as one of the reasons to postpone a match.
But it turns out the club had already approached the SA football Association (Safa) arbitration for intervention.
“I can confirm that the matter proceeded in front of the PSL DC whereupon Kaizer Chiefs brought an application for the DC to be stayed, pending the outcome of the urgent referral to arbitration under the auspices of Safa,” said PSL newly appointed PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu.
“We agreed that the matter should and can be postponed. However, that timelines should be put in place so that the matter won’t fall through the cracks. It was also agreed that this matter must be finalised as soon as possible, way before the league is brought to an end.
“With that acceptance, the DC was inclined to grant to stand down until their arbitration at Safa is finalised.
“The matter was subsequently postponed to February 25 at 16:00, at which time the matter would then proceed. Of course, depending on the outcome of the arbitration, it may be that the matter may not proceed in the current format.
“Whatever the outcome may be, we should not pre-empt it. Should the arbitration be finalised before, the prosecutor was directed to communicate with the members as to the next cause of action, mindful of the fact that no one at this stage knows what the outcome of that arbitration will be.”