PSL lawyer flexes muscles

Mamelodi Sundowns Absa Premier League coach of the month (April 9 2018) Pitso MosimanePicture: Themba Makofane
Mamelodi Sundowns Absa Premier League coach of the month (April 9 2018) Pitso MosimanePicture: Themba Makofane

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is not the only one in hot water with the PSL.

League prosecutor Nande Becker was this week on a mission to clean up his desk after asking five coaches, including Mosimane, to explain their comments relating to match officials.

The league has written to Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy, Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela and Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama to explain comments attributed to them in the media.

“The prosecutor has given the three coaches five days to confirm or deny making the statements,” the league said.

Earlier in the week, the league also wrote to Polokwane City coach Zlatko Krmpotic asking him to explain himself.

The letters came in the wake of coaches voicing their dissatisfaction towards match officials after being at the receiving end of dubious decisions.

Coaches are not the only ones facing possible charges, though. Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola is also in trouble with the PSL after being charged for assault and misconduct.

Makola was charged after he allegedly assaulted a match official three weeks ago.

“Makola has been charged with misconduct and assault after he allegedly assaulted match official Abongile Tom during a Telkom Knockout fixture between Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs on October 19 at Cape Town Stadium.

“Makola and Cape Town City will appear before the PSL disciplinary committee on November 14,” confirmed the league.

Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Gastón Sirino and his club have been charged by the PSL for bringing the game into disrepute after an incident where the player allegedly slapped SuperSport United midfielder Dean Furman.

Sirino will appear before the PSL’s disciplinary committee next Monday at 6pm on charges that he “brought the game‚ the sponsor [MTN]‚ the complainant [PSL]‚ Safa‚ CAF and Fifa into disrepute”.

A number of match officials have already been sanctioned for poor officiating and have been demoted to lower leagues.

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