Cape Town City Eric Tinkler

Cape Town City FC Commercial Director Michel Comitis says the DStv Premiership side are not planning a mass clear-out of players. Photo: @CapeTownCityFC/Twitter

‘Why are the rules different for Kaizer Chiefs?’ – asks Eric Tinkler

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler has weighed in on the much-talked about saga involving the PSL and Kaizer Chiefs.

Cape Town City Eric Tinkler

Cape Town City FC Commercial Director Michel Comitis says the DStv Premiership side are not planning a mass clear-out of players. Photo: @CapeTownCityFC/Twitter

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler has weighed in on the much-talked about saga involving the PSL and Kaizer Chiefs.

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The PSL and Chiefs are at loggerheads regarding the two league fixtures missed by the Soweto giants in December 2021.

Amakhosi were supposed to play Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium in early December and a week later, they were meant to face Golden Arrows.

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However, they couldn’t honour those two fixtures due to a number of positive Covid-19 cases within their camp.

And while Chiefs did write to the PSL requesting for the postponement of the two matches, the league rejected it and instead, charged them.

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The move by the league prompted Chiefs to approach the South African Football Association (SAFA) arbitration which ruled in the favour of the Naturena-based side.

But the PSL is taking the ruling on review as they believe Chiefs should forfeit the six points that were at stake against both City and Arrows.

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Now, Tinkler believes the arbitration shouldn’t have ruled in Chiefs’ favour because there are rules in place that need to be enforced by the league.

The Citizen mentor said the same rules that were applied against both Cape Umoya United and Sekhukhune United should also apply with Chiefs.

Kaizer Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs players have a quick teamtalk during a DStv Premiershjp game against TS Galaxy. Image: @KaizerChiefs / Twitter

Tinkler said it makes no sense to him that City must return to Johannesburg at some point this season to play Chiefs when they had initially made the trip.

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“No, the rules are the rules, it can’t be rules for different teams. The rules were like that for Cape Umoya and the rules were like that for Sekhukhune. So, why are they different for Kaizer Chiefs?” Tinkler asked.

“So, I’ve heard rumours about us having to go and play the game, in case. I mean that just doesn’t make sense in my opinion,” added Tinkler.

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