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PSL confirms Mhango/Morton outcome

Posted: 31 October 2017 Time: 11:49

The PSL has confirmed Hellings Mhango's punishment for spitting at Michael Morton, while also revealing the outcome of disciplinary hearings involving Maritzburg United and two NFD clubs.

Bidvest Wits striker Mhango has received a 10-match ban (four matches suspended) for his transgression in a league game with AmaZulu on September 20. His club was handed a R50 000 fine (also suspended).

Usuthu midfielder Morton, who shoved Mhango to the ground in retaliation and was sent off, was handed an extra two-match suspension. His club also incurred a R50 000 fine (suspended).

The League released a statement, which reads: 'The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has released its ruling on a number of matters. Below is the summary.

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'MARITZBURG UNITED: The club was charged with failing to provide adequate security during their fixture against SuperSport United FC on 09 September 2017. The club was found guilty and sentenced to a fine of R20 000.

'ROYAL EAGLES: They was charged with failing to provide adequate security during their National First Division (NFD) fixture against Highlands Park FC on 26 August 2017. The club was found guilty and sentenced to a fine of R10 000. Secondly, the club was charged with failing to give their opponents Super Eagles FC timeous access to their change rooms on 23 September 2017. The club was found guilty and sentenced to a fine of R20 000.

'RICHARDS BAY and RICHARD MAKHOBA: Mr Makhoba and Richards Bay were charged with misconduct following an incident which took place during the club’s NFD fixture against Tshakhuma FC on 24 September 2017 during which the match officials were abused and the match was delayed. Mr Richard Makhoba was suspended for four matches and sentenced to a suspended fine of R10 000. The club was sentenced to a fine of R20 000, suspended.

'BIDVEST WITS and GEORGE MOGOTSI: Bidvest Wits and Mr Mogotsi were charged with misconduct following incidents which took place during the club’s match against Kaizer Chiefs FC on 16 September 2017 during which the match officials were abused and the match was delayed. Mr George Mogotsi was suspended for four matches. The club was sentenced to a fine of R50 000, suspended.

'BIDVEST WITS and GABADINHO MHANGO: Bidvest Wits FC and Mr Gabadinho Mhango were charged with misconduct following incidents which took place during the club’s match against AmaZulu FC on 20 September 2017 during which match Mr Gabadinho Mhango spat at an opposing player. Gabadinho Mhango was suspended for 10 matches – four matches suspended. The club was sentenced to a fine of R50 000, suspended.

'AMAZULU and MICHAEL MORTON: Mr Michael Morton and AmaZulu were charged pursuant to incidents which took place during the club’s match against Bidvest Wits FC on 20 September 2017. Mr Michael Morton was found guilty of assaulting an opposing player but acquitted of spitting at an opposing player. Mr Michael Morton was suspended for an additional two matches. The club was sentenced to a fine of R50 000, suspended.'

Article by: Staff Reporter

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