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Mamelodi Sundowns fined after SuperSport United bench debacle

Posted: 27 February 2017 Time: 13:08

The PSL have revealed a ruling relating to charges brought against Mamelodi Sundowns following their bench misdemeanour in last year’s MTN8 quarter-final against SuperSport United.

PSL officials had to intervene after Downs coach Pitso Mosimane resisted sitting on the left-hand dugout at Loftus Stadium, resulting in a squabble with his opponents who had started their warm-ups on the right side of the pitch.

READ: Pitso explains bench squabble

KickOff.com has received the ruling from the PSL on the matter in which the club, coach and CEO Sizwe Nzimande have been fined, which reads as follows:

“Mamelodi Sundowns, Pitso Mosimane and Sizwe Nzimande were found guilty of bringing the League into disrepute. 

The Disciplinary Committee verdict is as follows:

  • Mamelodi Sundowns was sentenced to a fine of R 100 000.00 of which R50 000.00 was suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that they are not found guilty during the period of suspension of bringing the League into disrepute.
  • Mr Pitso Mosimane was sentenced to a fine of R 25 000.00 suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that he is not found guilty during the period of suspension of bringing the League into disrepute.
  • Mr Sizwe Nzimande was sentenced to a fine of R 50 000.00 suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that he is not found guilty during the period of suspension of verbally abusing a person
  • In addition, Mamelodi Sundowns was ordered to pay the costs of the Disciplinary Committee sitting amounting to just over R50 000.”

Sundowns went on to win the encounter 3-1, before going all the way to the final where they were beaten 3-0 at the hands of Bidvest Wits.

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Article by: Staff Reporter
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