Key decision in NFD battle due
The Premier Soccer League have promised a decision on Monday in the two-month case involving Dynamos and Bay United, which will likely condemn one of the clubs to the third tier of South African football.
The league disciplinary committee have taken since the end of May to make a decision on a complaint from Dynamos that Bay United used an improperly register player.
Bay United were charged following the complaint. Dynamos claim the player using the South African identity of Matlou Realogoboa is in fact originally from Mozambique.
At least four matches could be affected, and pending the decision and subsequent punishment, one of the two sides will be relegated from the National First Division.
Dynamos finished second from last and are hinging their hopes of survival on the decision. They will be hoping to be see Bay United lose points gained from the matches in which they allegedly use the improperly registered player taken off their tally.
Dynamos finish on 32 points, three less than Bay United, who finished 11th with 35 points.
If Bay United are punished by having points taken away, they will drop into the bottom two and tumble out of the NFD. Both Bay United and Dynamos both previously played in the Premier Soccer League.
“Both parties made their written and oral submissions on Thursday night. The PSL DC panel will give its ruling on Monday,” said a statement from the league’s prosecutor Adv Ntsietso Mofokeng.