PSL, Ace part ways

2009-11-20 15:11

PREMIER Soccer League (PSL) has today parted ways with its general

manager Andile Ncobo after he failed a lie-detector test a day before.

Known by many as Ace, the former school headmaster Ncobo yesterday

took a voluntary test to clear his name after he was accused of trying to

influence match officials to gather information which could implicate PSL giant

Orlando Pirates.

But Ncobo said he had no regret of taking the test, even though it

contributed to his departure from the league. He said his conscience was still


“I have no regret at all. I did not fail the test as people made it

out to be because the results were inconclusive,” said the former top


PSL chief executive Kjetil Siem was at pain trying to describe the

feeling of losing Ncobo but denied the notion that Ace was pushed.

“He was not (pushed) as this was an amicable decision. But it would

have been difficult (for Ace) to continue after what happened as the league’s

and Ace’s reputations were dented,” said Siem.

Before his departure Ncobo revealed that football was rotten to the

core and that he had gathered evidence over the years to prove his claims.

However, he said he was reluctant to give his evidence to the authorities.

“I have no obligation to share that information with anybody. But I

am seriously considering giving a copy to the league,” he said.

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