Covid-19 lockOUT | Chiefs, CT City clash called off

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The Citizens confirmed that it had followed all the necessary matchday protocols as they honoured the fixture by arriving the required 90 minutes before kick-off.

Kaizer Chiefs though were a no-show with the stadium doors sensationally shut with the away side denied entry.

— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) December 4, 2021

Amakhosi documented two statements in first requesting a postponement of their December fixtures by the PSL. While also categorically stating that it would be unable to host Saturday's fixture due to a wave of positive Covid-19 cases.

The club announced that a minimum of 31 club personnel and staff had tested positive for Covid-19 that forced the closure of its Naturena training base.

2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 go
2020/21: Bradley Grobler (SuperSport United, 16 goals) – still at SuperSport United
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadi
2019/20: Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) & Gabadinho Mhango (Orlando Pirates, 16 goals each) – Shaulile is now at Mamelodi Sundowns while Mhango is still with Pirates
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals)
2018/19: Mwape Musonda (Black Leopards, 16 goals) – now at Swallows FC
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ra
2017/18: Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns) & Rodney Ramagalela (Polokwane City, 11 goals each) – Tau is now at Al Ahly while Ramagalela is at Chippa United
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goal
2016/17: Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City, 13 goals) – now at Kaizer Chiefs
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 1
2015/16: Collins Mbesuma (Mpumalanga Black Aces, 14 goals) – now at Pretoria Callies
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goa
2014/15: Moeketsi Sekola (Free State Stars, 14 goals) – back at Free State Stars
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals)
2013/14: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs, 10 goals) – still at Kaizer Chiefs
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goal
2012/13: Katlego Mashego (Moroka Swallows, 13 goals) – retired, most recently "assisting" at Tshwane South College
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 g
2011/12: Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows, 20 goals) – retired, assistant coach at AmaZulu
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Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 10 winners of the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award are now

Speaking ahead of the scheduled kick-off, CT City media officer Julian Bailey confirmed the club had followed all necessary guidelines.

"The rules of the league state that only the PSL can postpone a fixture," Bailey said to Newzroom Afrika. Kaizer Chiefs cannot announce that a fixture has been postponed. So for us, we have to follow procedure, that’s why we travelled the Johannesburg yesterday.

"That's why we are here at the stadium on time, 90 minutes before, as we are supposed to be.

"We met with the match commissioner and he explained the process to us, for us, it's all about following the processes.

"What we explained by the match commissioner is that we have to remain here until at least 15 minutes after the scheduled kick-off, so we’ll be here after 18:15. We’ve brought the whole team.

"We've handed in all the necessary documentation that goes to match commissioners and to the league before any match. We have not skipped any steps.

"The rest is up to the match commissioner and the match officials, they will submit all documentation, saying they have been here and we’ve been here, but the gates have been locked. The rest is really up to the officials."

— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) December 4, 2021— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) December 4, 2021