City go to ar­bi­tra­tion

The Times (South Africa) - - Sport - By MARC STRY­DOM

● Cape Town City’s dis­ci­plinary mat­ter over their shirt spon­sor­ship will go to ar­bi­tra­tion‚ as was re­solved by a meet­ing of the Premier Soc­cer League’s board of gover­nors in Kempton Park on Thurs­day.

The PSL are at odds with City over sign­ing a spon­sor­ship with a sports bet­ting com­pany in de­fi­ance of league di­rec­tives and a seven-year-old res­o­lu­tion.

There was even the pos­si­bil­ity of the club be­ing ex­pelled from the PSL.

The Times was in­formed that the mat­ter would go to a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing‚ but in the form of ar­bi­tra­tion. This is to avoid the po­ten­tially lengthy process of City ap­pear­ing be­fore a PSL dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee then ap­peal­ing‚ then ar­bi­tra­tion.

City chair­man John Comi­tis said he could not com­ment on the mat­ter as it was sub ju­dice.

“The mat­ter is sub ju­dice now‚ so I think the best thing is to re­fer it to an ar­bi­tra­tor to deal with.

“And I think at this stage the fact that we’re at this point just means that ev­ery­body has got a say‚ and what is right and fair will hap­pen.

“That’s why you go to ar­bi­tra­tion.”

PSL act­ing CEO Mato Mad­lala said she could not com­ment on the mat­ter.

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