n Tuesday afternoon, Royal AM arrived at the Chatsworth Stadium, Durban, for their contentious Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotion/relegation play-off match against Chippa United, but then mysteriously left the venue.
The match officials went through the usual pre-match protocols along Chippa and observed the customary moment of silence two minutes before the scheduled 3pm start.
Under football rules, the National First Division Club Royal AM have forfeited the match. The matter will now rest with the PSL’s disciplinary committee who may decide on a punitive measure. Because of the seriousness of the situation, Royal AM could likely be banned.
PSL may also decide to abandon the play-offs and consequently, Chippa will retain its Premiership status. iol.co.za