- Cape Town City Coach Benni McCarthy was fined R50 000
- He called a match official a cow
- McCarthy's club was also fined the same amount
Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City has been hit with a R50 000 fine after he made an inappropriate comment to Premier Soccer League (PSL) match official Phillip Tinyani.
McCarthy called Tinyani a 'cow' after his team lost 2-1 to Chippa United in October at Sisa Dukashe Stadium.
Briefly.co.za found that the PSL released a statement that R25 000 of the fine would be suspended until the end of the season. The club, Cape Town City, was also slapped with a R50 000 fine. Half of which was also suspended until the end of the season after they pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against them according to the sowetanlive.co.za.
Other disciplinary issues were also dealt with by the PSL committee. The National First Division side Royal Eagles were fined R40k for not making the deadline to submit their Security Operational Plan to the PSL. The security plans needed to be submitted 5 days before a match.
Half of the fine, R20 000, was suspended for 12 months and the club was forced to pay a portion of the costs for the disciplinary sitting.
Mbombela United was fined 3 points and R50 000, again half was suspended this time for 24 months. This was due to the club fielding an ineligible player, Mxolisi Mayongo, in their match against Tshakumatsha Madzivhadila.
Mayongo was also punished with a four-match ban on top of his one-match bad after receiving four cautions in the league.
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