Royal AM

Royal AM consolidated their second place in the league standings after a victory over Marumo Gallants in a DStv Premiership clash. Photo: Backpagepix

JUST IN: Royal AM’s case dismissed by Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has stated it has no jurisdiction to rule on the case Royal AM, Sekhukhune and the PSL.

Royal AM

Royal AM consolidated their second place in the league standings after a victory over Marumo Gallants in a DStv Premiership clash. Photo: Backpagepix

In an ongoing saga, Royal AM have been embroiled in a fight to overturn a decision that installed Sekhukhune United as GladAfrica Championship winners.

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Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize’s club were overtaken at the summit of the first division by Sekhukhune after an arbitrator had ruled in their favour, awarding them three points in a separate case. 

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Royal AM have been seeking to be declared the rightful winners of the GladAfrica Championship, exploring options through the SAFA arbitration and the High Court in South Africa to no avail.

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The club last year approached the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland to make a ruling, which came after they had bought out Bloemfontein Celtic, thereby gaining automatic DStv Premiership anyway.

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  • CAS has no jurisdiction to hear the appeal filed by Royal AM Football Club on 7 September 2021.
  • The costs of the arbitration, to be determined and served to the parties by the CAS Court Office, shall be borne by Royal AM Football Club. Royal AM Football Club shall pay to the National Soccer League and Sekhukhune United FC a contribution of CHF 4,000 (four thousand Swiss Francs) each towards the legal fees and other expenses incurred in connection with the present arbitration procedure.
  • All other Parties shall bear their own expenses.

Royal AM will now have pay around R127 000 of legal fees to Sekhukhune and the PSL.

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