The Premier Soccer League have postponed the promotion/play-offs for the second time in a week.

The opening playoffs fixture between Chippa United and Richards Bay FC, which was set for Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Thursday, was called off as a result of a legal wrangle.

The wrangle involves Royal AM, who have interdicted the play-offs following a dispute over the winners of the National First Division.

Despite the interdict, the League went ahead and scheduled the play-offs.

But they seemingly received a piece of timely legal advice and cancelled the match and not be found to be in contempt of court.

“A legal dispute has arisen between Royal AM and the League as to whether the order granted by Nyathi AJ has been suspended as a result of the filing by the League of an application for leave to appeal Nyathi AJ’s order,” read a PSL statement.

“The League contends that the order has been suspended, while Royal AM contends that it has not.  In the circumstances, the League has elected to: Postpone the start of the playoffs and seek the urgent intervention of the High Court.”
The playoffs were initially set to kick off on Tuesday with a match between Royal AM and Richards Bay. However, the game was cancelled following an order by Monday Acting Judge Nyathi to interdict the games.

The PSL then revised the fixture list, pencilling in the Chippa and Richards Bay fixture for Thursday.

However, that game was postponed after Royal AM threatened the PSL with legal action.

Royal AM boss Shauwn Mkhize appealed the verdict of the Gauteng High Court deputy judge president Roland Sutherland’s verdict‚ which upheld an arbitration award, which helped promote Sekhukhune United to the Premiership.

Royal AM insist they are the winners of the NFD and not Sekhukhune.

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