PSL slap AmaZulu, Benni with hefty fines, Cape Town City's Makola still on DC radar
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Cape Town – The Disciplinary Committee (DC) of the Premier Soccer League's has come down hard on defaulting AmaZulu and Marumo Gallants after their recent match was aborted and replayed a day later.
And the Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola who pushed a match official at the end of the MTN8 final at Loftus last month is still on the DC's radar. Punishment will be meted out at a later date.
Both AmaZulu and Gallants were held accountable for the debacle following a clash of jersey colours. Usually, in the case of a clash of colours, the visiting team will change into their away strip. The PSL handbook that contains the competition's rules says the visiting team should make a phone call ahead of matchday to ascertain the colours of the home's team's kit.
AmaZulu and Gallants will each pay a fine of R500 000 for wearing an almost identical kit. In addition, they share the costs of replaying the match.
AmaZulu's coach Benni McCarthy was fined for an offending post-match comment regarding the match referee and AmaZulu was also fined for failing to keep their man in check, despite DC warnings in the past. McCarthy copped a fine of R200,000, with R150,000 suspended.
AmaZulu's fine was also R200,000, of which R150,000 was suspended for 24 months.