The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have slapped a R100,000 fine on Cape Town City after being found guilty of playing without registration cards.
After team manager Moenier Davids’ car was broken into; all his belongings, including the players’ cards, were stolen ahead of their home clash against Maritzburg United.
There was a delay due to the ordeal as the Citizens were without their original playing cards but the game eventually went on and played under protest before their 3-2 victory.
Newly appointed PSL Prosecutor, Advocate Zola Majavu has since confirmed a ruling was reached in the case against the Cape Town-based outfit. City had pleaded guilty in last week’s hearing.
“The sanction as determined by the disciplinary committee of the league is as follows: 1) The respondent, which is Cape Town City Football Club is fined R100,000, half of which is suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension, the said club is not found guilty of the same offence, and the balance of the 50% is payable within 30 days from today, being the date of the ruling.
“2) The PSL is to return the protest fee to the protesting club, which is Maritzburg United 3) Cape Town City is ordered to pay the costs of the DC hearing to the PSL. 4) Cape Town City is further ordered to pay the costs of Maritzburg United on a attorney and own client scale, for the hearing of the 12th of January only.”