Platinum Stars fined R50,000, docked one point for fielding Siyabonga Zulu of Chippa United
Posted: 13 April 2016 Time: 16:38
The PSL has docked a point from Platinum Stars’ Absa Premiership total and fined the club R50,000 following a disciplinary hearing regarding Siyabonga Zulu and Chippa United.
The PSL issued the following statement regarding Stars’ DC outcome:
‘The PSL Disciplinary Committee met to deliberate on the matter involving Platinum Stars and Siyabonga Zulu.
‘Platinum Stars FC were found guilty of fielding Siyabonga Zulu in a match on 8 August 2015 against Mamelodi Sundowns under circumstances where the club knew that he was not eligible to play for Platinum Stars.
‘The club was also found guilty of failing to report misconduct on the part of Chippa United FC to the League. The misconduct consisted of the failure by Chippa United FC to clear the player Siyabonga Zulu back to the club from which they had loaned him.
‘Platinum Stars were sentenced to a fine of R50 000.00. In addition, one League point was deducted from the club with immediate effect and the club was ordered to pay the costs of the sittings.’
Third-placed Stars were on 43 points, nine points behind Mamelodi Sundowns, but will now be put on 42 points, 10 points behind the leaders.