Sundowns are set to face Maritzburg United Maritzburg United on Wednesday (14 September 2016) while they also have a Champions League game against Zesco United on Saturday (17 September 2016 ).
The Premier Soccer League has rejected a requested from Mamelodi Sundowns to postpone the club’s opening Absa Premiership fixture away to Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium next Wednesday, and it’s chief executive – Mato Madlala – says there is a valid reason for snubbing the Brazilians.
The league has in the past postponed games involving Orlando Pirates when the Buccaneers were campaigning in the 2013 CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup two years later, reaching the final in both competitions
A source close to the Mamelody Sundowns camp revealed that the team will not honour their fixture on Wednesday, after they held a meeting after a playing a goalless draw against Chippa United on Sunday. “I can confirm that Mamelodi Sundowns will not honour their fixture against Maritzburg United, because they feel that they are being treated unfairly due to the double standards shown by the PSL, having postponed fixtures for Orlando Pirates when they were in a similar situation over the past seasons, Sundowns were expecting the same treatment from the league.” Said the source.
Should Sundowns fail to honour the fixture they will forfeit the match with 3 goals given to Maritzburg United.