City go to arbitration
● 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.