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Khoza, Madlala: Stop dilly-dallying

Royal AM quagmire needs to be solved

- Xolile Mtshazo

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperso­n Irvin Khoza and the league’s acting CEO Mato Madlala must ditch their Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows chairperso­ns’ hats respective­ly to decisively deal with the Royal AM quagmire holding profession­al football to ransom.

It is about time Khoza and Madlala wore crowns of the PSL’S most senior leaders and deal decisively with the matter of promotion of either Royal AM or Sekhukhune United, which is now threatenin­g to scupper the kick-off of the new Premiershi­p season.

But the silence of Khoza, a man who normally does not dilly-dally when situations warrant his interventi­on, and the quietness of his chief of staff Madlala, is rather deafening.

Could it be they are conflicted as club owners?

Maybe Khoza and Madlala are avoiding taking sides as club owners and shareholde­rs.

If so, it is about time the PSL bosses excuse themselves from the board of governors meetings deliberati­ng on this promotion saga.

It cannot be that the PSL is gagged on such a burning issue.

And if they are dealing with this matter behind closed doors and do not want to jeopardise the case against Royal AM, they must inform us.

We are tired of speculatin­g.

 ?? /Gallo Images ?? Acting PSL CEO Mato Madlala during a Telkom Knockout media conference.
/Gallo Images Acting PSL CEO Mato Madlala during a Telkom Knockout media conference.
 ?? /Gallo Images ?? Irvin Khoza addresses the media during a PSL exco in Johannesbu­rg.
/Gallo Images Irvin Khoza addresses the media during a PSL exco in Johannesbu­rg.
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