PSL explains DC action facing Sundowns

Nedbank Cup

The PSL is waiting for acting CEO Mato Madlala to decide on what decision they will take in the Tebogo Langerman issue.

According to the League's prosecutor Nande Becker, it is Madlala who will decide if they move the matter directly to SAFA arbitration or follow the normal route.

Bloemfontein Celtic have lodged a complaint against Mamelodi Sundowns for including defender Langerman in their team sheet for last Saturday's Nedbank Cup final despite the player being suspended.

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Siwelele lost the match 1-0 and Sundowns were crowned champions.

KickOff.com asked Becker if the PSL will be taking the matter forward and if there will be sanctions against Sundowns.

"Waiting for the CEO, but probably yes," Becker says. "It's up to the arbitrator and DC [Disciplinary Committee]."

Asked if at this stage the League regards Sundowns as 2020 Nedbank Cup champions, Becker gave no definitive answers.

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"We have to wait for the outcome of the DC/arbitration to confirm. Even an arbitration following misconduct is a disciplinary hearing," he explains.

"Misconduct results in charges and whoever decides if misconduct has been committed has discretion in regards of sanction.

"The League certainly does not want anything [specific in terms of punishment]. We only want clubs to abide by the rules."

It remains to be seen if there are grounds to strip Sundowns of their Nedbank Cup title or if the club will simply escape with a fine.

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According to the NSL Handbook:

57.13. If misconduct is proved, the Disciplinary Committee will impose any 1 (one) or a combination of the following sanctions on both natural and legal persons:

57.13.1. Warning
57.13.2. Reprimand
57.13.3. A monetary Fine on any terms decided on by the Disciplinary Committee
with a maximum of -

           57.13.3.1. R1,000,000.00 (one million rand) for a Member Club;
           57.13.3.2. R200,000.00 (two hundred thousand rand) for a Player or
           Member Club Official; and
           57.13.3.3. R100,000.00 (one hundred thousand rand) for any other
           natural person;

57.13.4. Return of awards which include the benefits received, in particular sums
of money or symbolic objects;

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