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Kannemeyer hits out at PSL DC regarding delay in Sirino charge

Gaston Sirino (Gallo Images)
Gaston Sirino (Gallo Images)

Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender David Kannemeyer has hit out at the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee regarding the ban and fine handed down to Gaston Sirino on Monday.

The Sundowns striker was found guilty by the PSL DC, nearly eight months after lashing out at Dean Furman and Clayton Daniels in an MTN8 semi-final clash with SuperSport United in September 2019.

The Uruguayan has been suspended for two games and fined R50 000.

Kannemeyer, though says he believes the sanction is too harsh and took too long to be announced.

He told Goal: "An argument will rise from the fact the sentence has been handed seven months later but when you look at other people, they get sentenced quickly - all round I can say it’s not fair.

"Yeah, I think the length as well, normally cases like this, you must act quickly. For me, I think the [PSL] Disciplinary Committee took too long. Imagine, if this pandemic never happened or imagine if it did happen earlier. You ask yourself when were [they] going to make the decision.

"I think they should act quickly. I don't know why it takes so long anyway because the footage and the match commissioner's report are there.

"It [PSL DC] took too long to decide or hand the sentence. I mean this also affects the player who is charged, it leaves you with many questions: where do I stand if it takes too long.

"It also affects the coach because you don’t know how to plan because there's a verdict awaiting one of your players. I think the PSL has to deal better with these things."

- TEAMtalk media

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