Dladla doping case postponed
The Kaizer Chiefs midfielder tested positive for Methylhexaneamine in October last year.
JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Josta Dladla's hearing into a failed doping test has been postponed yet again.
In October 2013, the player tested positive for Methylhexaneamine after the first Soweto derby of the season.
Dladla was then provisionally suspended from playing.
His agent Steve Kapeluschnik confirmed the matter was postponement and would resume on 6 May.
"There's going to be a hearing which takes place under the auspices of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS). It's quite a process to get everybody around the table and unfortunately, the hearing has been postponed."
The agent also explained the magnitude of the situation when it came to organising individuals to be present for the hearing.
"They have a whole panel. You've got to get an administrator, a medical guy and a legal guy. There are a whole bunch of people that will have to be put around the table and if one of them can't make it, then the thing [hearing] gets postponed."
On the field, Dladla's contract with Chiefs concludes at the end of the season.
With charge still hanging over him, Kapeluschnik admitted the club is waiting to find out the outcome of the case before deciding on his future.
"Chiefs are of the view that they wanted to wait and see the findings because in terms of the statutes, the findings can be anything from a suspension to a two-year ban. If he's given the worst sentence, then there will be no point in Chiefs entering into contract negotiations.