Irvin Khoza PSL Chiefs

PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza. Photo: Backpagepix

REMINDER: PSL to hold key press conference on Wednesday!

PSL chairman Irvin Khoza is set to address key issues at a press conference on Wednesday, including the Kaizer Chiefs saga.

Irvin Khoza PSL Chiefs

PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza. Photo: Backpagepix

In the middle of December, Khoza publicly announced a new DStv Compact Cup which will be played on 22 January and 29 January 2022, but most attention was paid to his response to the Covid-19 outbreak that dramatically affected Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL towards the end of last year.


Chiefs took an emergency decision to temporarily close the club’s headquarters in Naturena in the wake of a severe Covid-19 outbreak that affected more than 35 employees, while they were unable to fulfil their fixtures against Cape Town City and Golden Arrows.

The league hadn’t initially commented on Chiefs’ request for all their DStv Premiership fixtures in December to be postponed, but finally confirmed that Chiefs could not prove that there were “exceptional circumstances” for their request to have matches postponed approved.

It now remains to be seen what action will be taken as a result of Chiefs failing to fulfil the two missed fixtures, with the PSL stating that they would not speak on the matter until the press conference on 5 January 2022.

The press briefing comes at a time when there are numerous administrative issues within the South African football governing body, while several key employees have handed in their resignation.

PSL press conference to come under the spotlight

Earlier this week, the PSL sent out a reminder that the press conference with Khoza would be live on the SuperSport PSL Channel (202) at 11:00, and plenty of attention will be placed on what issues he is willing to address.

During his latest public offerings, Khoza simply described the Chiefs’ situation as a complicated matter.

“I think it is very important that the public expects a response from the league on the matter that affects Kaizer Chiefs.

“I think it’s very important that it is not an easy matter. It is a matter that was dealt by with the football department. And was escalated to the executive committee. It requires a lot of attention to detail to adjudicate this matter. It must be seen to give a thorough evaluation and process.

 “We’re a rules-based organisation. Everything is easy because we just refer to the manual or the rulebook for answers. But there are situations that occur in normal life to apply our mind, especially in a matter that’s got a lot of debate on life and livelihoods.