Herentals owner, Innocent Benza, told the Chronicle that the club has decided to abandon the legal route and will pursue their challenge through the Zifa Appeals Committee. Said, Benza:
We believe it is only fair that we apologise to our football leaders for the way we reacted to the decision by the PSL disciplinary committee because it gave the impression that we were challenging their authority.
… it’s the first time we have had to deal with such an issue and we were guided by our emotions rather than respect for what the rules and regulations say and that’s why we have to say we are sorry.
The Harare-based club filed their High Court application after they were found guilty by the PSL disciplinary committee of match-fixing.
Herentals score three goals against Black in the first ten minutes, with the match ending 3-0, and the authorities concluded that the result was manipulated.