CAPS, Ngezi fined

HARARE - The Castle Premier Soccer League (PSL) has fined CAPS United and Ngezi Platinum Stars on charges of misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute while Border Strikers coach Luke Masomere was also slapped with a fine for his unwarranted comments.

Recently-crowned Chibuku Super Cup champions Ngezi Platinum Stars were slapped with a $1 500 fine after they were found guilty of disrupting the normal proceedings of their league match against Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium, causing a five-minute delay in September.

In passing their judgment the PSL notes: “Club contravened order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations which makes it an act of misconduct on the part of a club.

“The behaviour exhibited by the club is unacceptable and could have easily caused violence.

“Clubs should know how and where to air their grievances. Such behaviour has negative impact on the game of football and has the potential of chasing away sponsors that the game badly needs. A deterrent sentence is therefore appropriate.” 

Ngezi players were protesting after Highlanders were awarded a last minute penalty following a tag on striker Ralf Matema inside the box by defender Talent Chamboko.

Title aspirants CAPS United were also fined the same amount of $1 500 for delaying a Chibuku Super Cup match against Tsholotsho at the National Sports Stadium as the club’s players staged an industrial action on the day of the match.

The match was supposed to start at 3pm but was delayed by 35 minutes following the intervention of the club’s bosses.

Makepekepe went on to lose on penalties after the match had ended 1-1 in normal time. 

Both Ngezi and CAPS United saw $500 being suspended for the rest of the season on condition that they do not repeat the same offence.

Masomere was slapped with a fine of $1 250 for his comments while he was still How Mine coach prior to their game against Highlanders.

The nomadic coach suggested they were going to lose the match since Bosso were highly-favoured by referees.

The PSL feel the statements bring the game into disrepute and chase away sponsors.

The former Shabanie Mine coach, however, will have to pay $250 after

$1 000 was suspended on condition that he does not repeat the same offence for the reminder of the season.

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