Just before Amakhosi’s 1-0 win over Amazayoni on Friday night at Mbombela Stadium, Chiefs assistant coach Doctor Khumalo was seen with some papers.
Khumalo asked his captain Itumeleng Khune and his Aces counterpart Method Mwanjali to sign the protest forms.
While the protest would have had a meaningful challenge if Chiefs lost the match – their first league match since winning the title last year – they say they are going ahead with it.
“Yes,” Motaung said, “we are going ahead with the protest as planned. The win does not mean we should stop pursuing it”.
Aces shocked the local football fraternity by fielding Khenyeza who has appealed his 12-month ban imposed by the PSL for spitting at an official.
On Friday night ahead of the game, the Mpumalanga side maintained that a certain clause in the handing of the sentence allowed Khenyeza to play until the appeal outcome.
The PSL expressed shock at the call of fielding Khenyeza.
“Mpumalanga Black Aces were advised in writing prior to the kick-off that Khenyeza was under suspension, and that, according to our understanding of the Safa disciplinary code, the effect of lodging an appeal does not cause the disciplinary sanction to be suspended pending the appeal,” the PSL statement said.
“Once we have received the necessary reports the League will consider further steps in accordance with our constitution and rules.”
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