Downs escape points deduction

The Premier Soccer League's Disciplinary Committee this evening reached a verdict in the Mamelodi Sundowns case involving Wayne Arendse.

The PSL's disciplinary judiciary arm has finally concluded the protracted saga that has kept many waiting with bated breath with regards to their sanction, some six and a half monhs after the incident.

After the sitting was called off and parties were asked to make written submission to avoid any further postponements, the DC, through Adv Joe Nalane, has decided that a fine for both Sundowns and Arendse is an apporpriate sanction.

According to the findings, "The Complainent (PSL) must look at itself and inquire how its own representative during the match, namely the match commissioner came to the conclusion that there was compliance with the rules."

The Brazilians have been slapped with a R250 000 fine, with 50 percent thereof suspended for a period of 12 months, while the stocky defender has been handed a R50 000 fine, all of which has been intermitted for the same period.

This puts to bed any fears of a points deduction or awarding to Bidvest Wits that was suspected by many, following a similar incident in Ajax Cape Town's case relating to Tendai Ndoro a year ago.

There is therefore no changes to the current Absa Premiership log, with Sundowns still well within their means to successfully defend their domestic championship.

The League have yet to provide comment hereon.

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