- The controversial matter of TS Galaxy and Tim Sukazi versus Orlando Pirates has ended in a damp squib
- Last year, Pirates security manhandled the Rockets chairman as he tried gaining entry onto the Orlando Stadium pitch
- After the Buccaneers were found guilty of unreasonably denying him access Premier Soccer League, the club appealed the decision that was slapped down by the league
Orlando Pirates has received a slap on the wrist for the unsavoury incident involving TS Galaxy chairman Tim Sukazi last December.
He was thrown around like a rag-doll by Bucs security at Orlando Stadium, who refused him entry onto the field before a DStv Premiership match because of allegedly not following Covid-19 protocols.
IOL reported in April that the club was found guilty by the Premier Soccer League’s disciplinary committee of unreasonably denying him access to the facilities, a decision the hosts appealed.
However, the league has since come out and dismissed this appeal, fining the Buccaneers for the incident as per TimesLIVE.
PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu said in a statement:
“The matter was an appeal by Orlando Pirates arising from being convicted by the PSL DC in a matter about the mishandling of the chair of TS Galaxy Tim Sukazi. In terms of the rules Pirates were perfectly entitled to lodge an appeal to the Safa appeals board if aggrieved by the decision.”
“The matter was argued by the appeals board and judgment was reserved. On [Monday] evening that judgment was delivered and the appeal by Orlando Pirates was dismissed. They were sanctioned a monetary fine of R100,000, which is wholly suspended for 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension they are not found guilty of the same offence.”
Majavu added that the club has to forfeit their appeal fee, while also having to write a letter of apology to the league in which they have to apologise for the whole fiasco.
Pirates were yet to comment on the matter.
Cape Town City is reportedly taking legal action against Hugo Marques for ‘lying’ about his sick father
A bizarre situation is brewing at the troubled Cape Town City.
As reported by Sports Brief, the club is rumoured to be pondering going after its former player Hugo Marques for a breach of contract in the weirdest of ways.
The Angolan international goalkeeper allegedly lied to the Cityzens for suddenly asking that the club release him from his contract after a match because of a serious reason.
Source: Sports Brief News
Author: Keba Mothoagae