An Ad hoc Committee which was set-up by the Premier Soccer League to look at the abandoned Chibuku Super Cup first round game between Chicken Inn and Yadah has made the decision to award the match to Yadah. The Committee has also fined Chicken Inn $2 000 and banned the club from the 2018 edition of the tournament.
Chicken Inn refused to play the remaining minutes in protest after the referee awarded a penalty to Yadah in the 89th minute. They said the referee’s decision was not fair and it should not stand.
The statement reads:
The Premier Soccer League Ad hoc Committee has awarded the Chibuku Super Cup first round match between Yadah FC and Chicken Inn FC to Yadah FC on a 3-0 scoreline.
Further, Chicken Inn FC has been fined $2000 (Two thousand dollars) and banned from participating in the 2018 edition of the Chibuku Super Cup.
This is in accordance with Article 7 of the Chibuku Super Cup Rules and Regulations which state that:
7.6 If a team does not report for a match except in cases of force majeure recognized by the Premier Soccer League or if it refuses to continue to play or leaves the stadium before the end of the match, the team will be considered as having lost the match in question. The match will be awarded to its opponents on a score line of 3-0 or more if in the case of an abandoned match, the winning team has already reached a higher score at the time the guilty team leaves the field of play.
7.7 The defaulting team shall be banned from participating in the next edition of the Chibuku Super Cup.
7.8 No appeals maybe lodged against these decisions.