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Harrison rages over play-offs

By Mark Gleeson | May 31, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 6 ]

CHIPPA United coach Mark Harrison is raging about the format of the post-season Premier Soccer League play-offs and says that the diktat that the results of their matches are provisional is "nothing sort of a joke".

Thanda have launched a legal bid to halt the play-offs, and on Wednesday the high court instructed the league to announce before each play-off game that "the results of the fixtures are provisional, pending a finalisation of the review appeal by Thanda Royal Zulu".

This was done on Wednesday before the opening match, which ended in a goalless draw between Chippa and fellow Cape Town club Santos.

Harrison said he sought to keep his players sheltered from the uncertainty of whether the play-offs would go ahead or not.

"We haven't really spoken about it all, to be honest with you, we just prepped for the game. But then we found out before the game all that garbage about these games are provisional. These points are provisional. It's absolute rubbish. It's nothing short of of a joke. Whoever is in control needs to sort it out," said Harrison as his side prepares for tomorrow's second match in the series away at Mpumalanga Black Aces.

"There is always a problem with these play-offs but nowhere else in the world do you see this. I'm raging, absolutely raging because the players get messed around. Heads need to roll."

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NFD Leaders are just useless like Government Leaders, we are Fucked everywhere. South Africa is going Down the drain, all the good work done by Mr Mandela and Sticks Morewa is up in smoke. NFD programme this year was/is a joke, I have never seen a messed up organisation like that, the team games not balanced, where in the world have you ever seen that.

May 31, 2013 8:6 | 0 replies

This is only because a Limpopo team got promoted. People are hell bent not to see that happen!

May 31, 2013 8:49 | 0 replies

Play-offs all along were a joke to domestic league at large. I think it should banned at all and allow teams who performed exceptionally to be promoted accordingly so as those who played dismally demoted to low divisions. All KAK!!!

May 31, 2013 9:1 | 0 replies

SI THERE ANYBODY WHO ENJOYS THIS PLAYOFF SH1T???

May 31, 2013 9:33 | 0 replies

listening to chairman(Dr. Khoza)'s take on the matter his not convincing. matter was taken to league, arbitration and then court. what if court decide in favor of Thanda and company. are we back to arbitration, CAF, FIFA, play-offs results null and void, Polokwane city back to NFD. NFD is a circus it has always been

May 31, 2013 10:56 | 0 replies

No-to-rape
listening to chairman(Dr. Khoza)'s take on the matter his not convincing. matter was taken to league, arbitration and then court. what if court decide in favor of Thanda and company. are we back to arbitration, CAF, FIFA, play-offs results null and void, Polokwane city back to NFD. NFD is a circus it has always been

to end this: just get rid of trouble - Thanda and every body will be happy, one team holding the league at ransom? I can bet my last penny, this NFD league will not start come new season

May 31, 2013 11:49 | 0 replies