Three choices for Pitso over PSL charge

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane faces disciplinary action after the PSL prosecutor opened charges of misconduct on Monday.

The Premier Soccer League confirmed on Monday evening that a case of misconduct would be opened against Mosimane for his “improper” comments made regarding match officials favouring Kaizer Chiefs in recent weeks.

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In a statement, the League said, “The Premier Soccer League (PSL) prosecutor has written to Mamelodi Sundowns and head coach Mr Pitso Mosimane in relation to the comments attributed to him on match officials last week.

“The League prosecutor has given Mr Mosimane five days to respond to the letters sent to him to either deny or admit the comments attributed to him in the media.”

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The National Soccer League (NSL) Handbook clearly provides the following options for ‘Jingles’, in relation to the plea he wishes to take, according to Rule 54.4:

54.4.1. Where the person admits to making the statement, disciplinary action will be taken by the League.

54.4.2. Where the person denies having made the statement, he must confirm that denial at a press conference arranged by the League at the expense of that person. The League will have a discretion to prosecute the person in circumstances where the denial is untruthful.

54.4.3. Where the Member Club Official or Player fails to deny the statement, it will be presumed that the statement was made by that Member Club Official or Player and will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee

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