Lawyer: Chiefs are in the wrong and should be punished

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Chiefs have had an outbreak of covid-19 situation at the club with 36 positive cases reported which has forced them not to fulfil their game against Cape Town City while they have also indicated that they will not be in Durban to play against Golden Arrows tonight.

The PSL has been left in limbo due to this matter which is threatening to cause further chaos to the order of fixtures laid out for the season.

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
Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 1
Scroll through the gallery to see where the last 10 winners of the Lesley Manyathela Golden Boot award are now

AmaKhosi have also requested that further fixtures this month be also postponed.

"Right now, Chiefs haven’t complied with the rules," says the lawyer speaking in anonymity.

"The PSL are going to have to deal with this matter according to the rules that are there but as it stands Chiefs have not complied with the rules and the points from the games against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows will be handed to those two clubs.

"When these rules were drafted covid wasn’t around and that is where the challenge starts because no one knows how to handle the situation that has come up now. There was no provision for covid back then. Why couldn’t they send a club representative to FNB Stadium for their home game against Cape Town City? Chiefs are their own worst enemy in this case.

"They still have the leeway of arguing their case based on that they have to look after the lives of their players, but the rules are not flexible enough to allow people to do that. The sympathy that Chiefs will earn is from that they are taking care of lives but according to the rules they are in the wrong.

"The trouble is that when Cape Umoya United couldn’t fulfil their fixture in similar circumstances the league gave the points to the opponents on the day. There is no provision that says if there is covid cases then you will not pitch for a match, so Chiefs are stuffed.

"Chiefs are in contempt of the rules, and I think they will get punished but they might get a clever top lawyer who argues their case on emotional grounds around that this was all about ensuring the safety of people and saving lives.  

"This is all the culmination of the PSL not having a full-time CEO. With happened with Cape Umoya you cannot then say just because you are Chiefs and a bigger club, we will let you off. You can’t because rules are for everyone. No one is above the law even though Chiefs have always had this arrogance about them. The rules apply to everyone," says the legal guru.

The club has reported that some staff will come out of isolation and return to work in the coming days.