January 12, 2024

Moroka Swallows Receive R1M Fine

Moroka Swallows have been fined a hefty amount by the Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee (PSL DC).

Last Thursday, 4 January, the Committee filed charges against Swallows for misconduct, as well as for bringing the PSL into disrepute after failing to honour two match fixtures last December.

The Dube Birds were supposed to face off against Mamelodi Sundowns on 27 December before playing against Lamontville Golden Arrows on 30 December. However, the players – then embroiled in a pay dispute with the club’s management – failed to appear.

Per reports, Swallows appeared before the Committee on Thursday, 11 January, and pleaded guilty to the charges.

As a result, Zola Majavu, the league’s official prosecutor, declared that the club would be fined R1 000 000.

“The PSL DC returned the following ruling: One – in respect of each match that was not honoured, the opponents of Moroka Swallows were awarded that match on the basis of three points and three goals,” said Majavu.

“Two: they were further fined a monetary amount of R 1 000 000, of which R 600 000 is suspended for a period of 24 months on condition that during the period of suspension, they are not found guilty of the same offence. The balance of R 400 000 is to be paid effectively.”

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