PSL ANNOUNCES DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE PANEL
By: Khanyisani Dlomo
The Premier Soccer League on Friday announced the names of the Disciplinary Committee members which will be chaired by the former league prosecutor, Zola Majavu.
Former South African Football Association CEO, Raymond Hack, who also serves in various legal subcommittees at international level and tournaments, was appointed as the deputy chairperson alongside Advocate Tshivane. Nander Becker was appointed as the new league prosecutor.
Other members are Fana Johannes Nalane, Ms Basetsane Molebatsi, Mr Matlooane, Mr Magagula and Mr Montshiogae, the statement said.
Meanwhile the DC delivered verdicts on three National First Division clubs that were charged with failing to honour NFD fixtures at the beginning of the season.
The DC considered the fact that the clubs in question had shown remorse in pleading guilty as a major mitigation factor. It also took into consideration that the clubs had laboured under a misrepresentation with regard to their actions brought by inaccurate advice sought before embarking on their failure to honour their early season fixtures.
In the Mpumalanga Black Aces and Sivutsa Stars, United FC and FC Cape Town matters in which these games were schedule for 15, 19 and 23 September last year, the DC ruled that the matches be annulled, no replay and no points awarded. Aces were fined R50 000 for each of the three matters. Stars, United and FC Cape Town were fined R50 000 each which was suspended for 12 months on conditions that they are not found guilty of failing to honour a fixture for a period of a year after the date of the sentence.
Each club was ordered to pay the costs of the hearing.
PSL prosecutor, Nande Becker said it was important that the clubs were cooperative and played open cards with the league.
“The mere fact that they admitted that their actions of failing to honor their fixtures had been wrong and accordingly pleaded guilty encouraged the league to request the disciplinary committee not to sentence them to their full might but to temper their sentences to mercy,” he concluded.
New Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee Chairperson, Zola Majavu.
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