Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have withdrawn their complaint against rivals Venda Football Academy over the alleged ineligibility of player Athini Jodwana at the PSL DC on Tuesday. The Premier Soccer League has confirmed.

The axed Motsepe Foundation Championship outfit had lodged a complaint about the player. The aurgued that Jodwana had been inadequately registered and should have not featured in some games for VFA. The 29-year-old last played for SAFA ABC Motsepe League side Zizwe United. He initially did not get a clearance from them.

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The case raised the point that VFA could potentially lose 11 points since the player participated in seven games where his side collected those points. Including against TTM throughout the season.

However, the PSL prosecutor, Advocate Zola Majavu has confirmed that the complaint has been cleared up before the PSL’s DC. It took place on Tuesday when TTM withdrew.


“I can confirm that based on the facilitation by myself as a prosecutor, having made available to both parties the official records of the league’s registration department. It became apparent that the information on which TTM based its complaint was inaccurate, they themselves conceded that,” Majavu said.

TTM complaint withdrawn at PSL DC
PSL headquarters

“And in the result, through their legal representative, they voluntarily and formally withdrew such a complaint before the DC panel. The DC confirmed such withdrawal on the record and for the avoidance of doubt.

“The clubs which were fixtured against VFA and in which this particular player was fielded were also notified. Some of them were in attendance through their legal representatives to observe the proceedings to the extent that they might have an interest. As a consequence of the formal withdrawal, the matter can then been regarded as finalized.”

Tshakhuma has been relegated together with Black Leopards, and they will play in the third South African division league, ABC Motsepe league in Limpopo next season, should they not decide to buy some on-sale clubs’ statuses.

By Clifton Mabasa 


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