JOHANNESBURG – The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has charged a number of National First Division Clubs and one Premiership club with various procedural and code-of-conduct violations during the 2016/2017 season, with the clubs being summoned to face the PSL’s Disciplinary Committee on Thursday.

Mthatha Bucks have been charged with contravening Rule 35.2 of the NSL Handbook, after they failed to field the stipulated number of Under-23 players, during their fixture against Stellenbosch FC at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on April 29.

The club has also been charged with intimidating and insulting a match official, when they played FC Cape Town at NNK Stadium in Cape Town on May 6.

The PSL’s Cape Town City has been charged with contravening League Compliance Manual protocols, after the club’s representative arrived 25 minutes late for the pre-match meeting, which must take place three hours before kick-off, ahead of their Premiership fixture against Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on May 1.

Milano United has been charged with misconduct, after their officials demanded access to the match officials’ change-room, following their NFD fixture against Witbank Spurs at Witbank Stadium on April 29. The club officials further demanded that the change-room be searched by the SA Police, alleging that match officials were bribed.

Jomo Cosmos has been charged with contravening League Compliance Manual protocols, after they failed to submit the provisional line-up to the match commissioner three hours before kick-off, ahead of their NFD fixture against Royal Eagles at Tsakane Stadium in Brakpan, on May 7.

The club has also been charged with Rule 15.8, for denying access to the away dressing room to visiting club Black Leopards, ahead of their NFD fixture at Tsakane Stadium in Brakpan on April 26.