Dipela ready to clear his name with the PSL

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Suspended PSL general manager Andrew Dipela is ready to clear his name when he appears before a disciplinary hearing on May 16.

Dipela phoned Sowetan yesterday to put it on record that he is not going to settle for any golden handshake in order for him to leave the league.

He opted for voluntary paid leave in November after charges of sexual harassment were levelled against him by three female staff members of the league.

According to a report in a Sunday newspaper yesterday, it is claimed Dipela could get between R800000 and R1 million if he accepts the settlement from the Premier Soccer League.

"I find it strange that every time that the league wants to talk to me, they do it through the same media. It is not true that I asked for a settlement," said a furious Dipela.

"There is no dirty linen that my family is afraid of and they don't need any protection. It makes it even worse because we are dealing with faceless people.

"What I can confirm is that there was a delegation from the league that approached me proposing the issue of a settlement.

"The chairman of the league (Irvin Khoza) must be very worried that he has a board where they make decisions but do not have the balls to sustain them."