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Royal AM could face financial sanctions for no-show at playoffs

Royal AM FC players celebrate their win during the GladAfrica Championship 2020/21 against Cape Town All Stars at Chatsworth Stadium on 23 May 2020. Photo: Steve Haag/BackpagePix

Royal AM FC players celebrate their win during the GladAfrica Championship 2020/21 against Cape Town All Stars at Chatsworth Stadium on 23 May 2020. Photo: Steve Haag/BackpagePix

Published Jul 8, 2021

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DURBAN - Royal AM are set to face a disciplinary hearing on July 17 following their no-show at the recent Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotion playoffs that was won by Chippa United.

The Kwa-Zulu Natal based side did not turn up for any of their games, meaning that the playoffs were a virtual two-legged tie between Chippa and Richards Bay FC.

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As a result of Royal AM not turning up for their games, Chippa United and Richards Bay were awarded 3-0 wins by default. PSL prospector Nande Becker is now set to push for Royal AM to face financial sanctions as well.

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Royals did not turn out for the playoffs as they felt that they should have been deemed the winners of last season’s GladAfrica Championship. Sekhukhune United were deemed the winners of the South African second-tier following a controversial court case, meaning that they will play in the DSTV Premiership next season.

The sporting community largely views Royals no-show at the playoffs as painting a bad image for South African football.

Royals have since sent an application to acting judge Justice Nyathi at the Gauteng High Court to have acting PSL CEO Mato Madlala held for comtempt of court after she ordered that the playoffs should continue.

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