AmaZulu have been docked six points after being found guilty of unlawfully terminating Phineas Nambandi's contract.
The Namibian player still had a three-year remaining on his professional contract with Usuthu when the club decided to let him go in 2014.
Nambandi then took the Durban-based outfit to Fifa with the help of the South Africa Football Players Union.
Fifa ruled on the matter on August 10, 2018, the Premier Soccer League said in a statement.
Cavin Johnson's men had already collected seven points this season, but this ruling sees them move to 16th position on the PSL log with a single point.
They will hope to win as many matches as possible to make up for the deducted six points.
PSL released the following statement:
The Premier Soccer League Executive Committee yesterday, 27 September 2018 met AmaZulu FC to discuss the implications of the ruling from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee handed down a decision on 10 August 2018. The FIFA DC ruled:
1. Ordered AmaZulu to pay a fine of CHF 10,000. That sum was to be paid within 30 days of notification of the decision to a named FIFA account;
2. Granted AmaZulu a final deadline of 30 days to as from notification (i.e. as from 16 August 2018) to make payment of the sum contemplated in a CAS award referred to in the decision and proof of payment was to be provided to the South African Football Association;
3. Ordered that if payment was not made in accordance with (2. Above) then six (6) points would automatically be deducted without any further formal decision;
4. Indicated that if after the deduction of these points, payment was still not made, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee would decide, upon the request of the Creditor, on a possible relegation of AmaZulu’s first team to the next lower division.
The PSL Executive Committee communicated the automatic points deduction (6 points) from AmaZulu FC.
Consequently, the League has compiled a revised Absa Premiership log standings. AmaZulu now have one (1) point.
The PSL has since released a revised log.