Western United football (WUFC) has demanded clarification whether they received free three points against Koloale or the game has being postponed for a later date.
This follows the cancellation of the match between Western United and Koloale on Sunday.
The match was called off due to the non-payment of the Koloale club registration fee.
In an email yesterday, WUFC club Manager, Daniel Fa’alimae questioned why SIFF and the TSL board decided to postpone the match with Koloale when WUFC should have received the three points for forfeiture.
“The WUFC would like to know why our match with Koloale FC was postponed for Wednesday?
“Is this cancellation of matches approved by the TSL board and in line with the TSL regulations?
“WUFC was told that due to non payment of fees by Koloale FC the match is postponed to Wednesday December 7th.
“Can anyone in the TSL, SIFF or the SIFF legal council explain to us where in the regulation state such decisions?
“Is there an article in the regulation says we can postpone matches because the other clubs does not pay up its fees?
He added Article 7 of the TSL regulation is seriously breached if this match is postponed.
Article 7.2 of the TSL regulations states that; ( if any franchise clubs wishes to change any match date or time, they must advise both the opposing franchise and the S league board in writing at least four (4) weeks prior to the scheduled game, setting out in full their reasons for requiring the change.
In the event both franchise clubs agreeing to change of time, the S league board shall take into account when giving its decisions and it’s decisions shall be final. Any additional costs incurred in changing previously agreed kick off times or dates shall be borne by the franchise club making the request).
Fa’alimae stressed WUFC should be awarded three points and this decision should be applied to all teams that have played Koloale FC in the first and second round of the league.
An email from SIFF confirmed Koloale is suspended by the S-League Board (SLB) due to issues concerning its payment for the registration fee.
The TSL Board will meet this week to finalise the matter.
All other matters can be answered once the SLB makes a decision.
For now, Koloale remains suspended with no postponement of matches.
Any decision regarding give away points to other clubs will be known after this meeting.
By CARLOS ARUAFU