PSL may amend rules
PROPOSALS to amend the Premier Soccer League's rules to avoid a repeat of the embarrassing complaints that have blighted the end of season play-offs are being considered, officials have said.
Several clubs and senior league officials, upset by the embarrassment brought on the PSL by the actions of National First Division clubs Blackburn Rovers and Dynamos, want to change the rules to avoid a scenario where clubs make complaints only once they do not achieve their objectives.
Rovers complained that the registration by Chippa United of striker Sandile Ndlovu was incorrectly done only once Chippa had beaten them to a spot in the promotion-relegation play-offs.
Dynamos have two complaints about rival teams using alleged defaulters that they hope will save them from relegation.
Those are still to be heard by the PSL's disciplinary committee.
Under current rules, clubs may launch complaints up to seven days after the end of the season but it is now being proposed that rule changes to a 30-day period from when the alleged offence takes place.
It will avoid what one official said was "clubs keeping complaints in their back pocket and using them only if they are needed".