KOMPHELA, LARSEN TO FACE PSL DC
By: Siyanda Ndlovu
The Premier Soccer League has laid charges against two PSL clubs and their coaches.
According to the PSL Disciplinary Committee, Bloemfontein Celtics and their head coach Clinton Larsen as well as Free State Stars and head coach Steve Komphela were charged for bringing the league into disrepute in terms of Rule 53.2.11 of the National Soccer League (NSL).
Larsen made a statement contradicting with this rule after Celtics’ opening game against Sundowns, where Celtics finished the game with nine players following a red card.
“We will overcome these obstacles and make sure that it makes us stronger and we will try harder as a team and as a club. We are happy with the efforts the boys gave out, regardless of the officiating,” Larsen said after the game against Sundowns.
Komphela was fuming at referee Victor Gomes for poor officiating following his side’s 4-1 loss to SuperSport United. Komphela went as far as referring to the matter as “madness”.
This rule in the NSL Rules is stated as follows:
To commit any act or makes any statement, either orally or in writing, or to be responsible for a conduct which is considered ungentlemanly, insulting or improper behaviour or likely to bring the game, sponsors any club the league SAFA, CAF or FIFA into disrepute.
Both coaches will appear in front of the PSL DC as they didn’t admit to have committed wrong in the five days they were given.