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PSL nixes Cosmos' plea

By unknown | May 08, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sipho Mthembu

Sipho Mthembu

The Premier Soccer League has refused Jomo Cosmos permission to host Ajax Cape Town at George Thabe Stadium at the weekend.

Ezenkosi had decided to relocate from their temporary base, Mpumalanga's Ackerville stadium, as they continue building their support around the country.

The PSL ruled that the Lekoa venue was not suitable to host a professional game and ordered Cosmos to submit an alternative.

"Professor [Ronnie] Schloss [PSL chief operations officer] went to inspect the George Thabe Stadium last week and found it unsuitable for professional football," said PSL general manager for soccer Andrew Dipela. "He found that the pitch still had lots of patches and there were still some renovations going on."

The game has now been moved to Tembisa's Mehlareng Stadium on Saturday at 3pm.

The full fixtures are: Friday - Athlone: Santos v Moroka Swallows (8pm).

Saturday - Phokeng: Silver Stars v Bidvest Wits (3pm), Ellis Park: Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows (3.15pm), Mehlareng: Jomo Cosmos v Ajax Cape Town (3pm).

Sunday - Loftus: SuperSport United v Bloem Celtic (3pm), Harry Gwala: Maritzburg v Kaizer Chiefs (3.15pm), Germiston: Benoni Premier United v Mamelodi Sundowns (3pm).


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