The PSL’s DC recently instructed Chiefs to play three of their games in KwaZulu-Natal behind closed doors of which one match would be suspended provided that a similar offence does not repeat itself in the next 24 months.
The ruling was made due to the fact that Amakhosi were found guilty of spectator misbehaviour when fans invaded the field during a Nedbank Cup semi-final encounter against Free State Stars last season as they called for then coach Steve Komphela’s head.
The ugly scenes at the stadium led to several injuries and damages believed to be worth millions.
This punishment has been made even more hefty considering that Chiefs reportedly have an agreement in place with Moses Mabhida Stadium management to stage some of their home games at the venue, and playing their games behind closed doors could come at a cost.
Nonetheless, Chiefs’ football manager Bobby Motaung has confirmed that the club have since issued an appeal and are now waiting to hear back from the PSL.
“We are waiting for the PSL to come back us,” Motaung told the Sunday Independent.
The Glamour Boys are set to face Polokwane City in Durban on October 6, and the judgment has raised uncertainty regarding the sale of tickets.
“For now, we can’t be encouraging fans to buy tickets for our clash against Polokwane City. There’s an appeal process and we have to wait for that process to take place,” Motaung said.
With Chiefs now set for a break from PSL action, it now remains to be seen whether or not Chiefs’ appeal will be successful.