Mutare City ver­dict against FC Plat­inum in

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MUTARE City will this af­ter­noon know their fate when the PSL Dis­ci­plinary Com­mit­tee de­lib­er­ate on their use of a sus­pended match in their match against FC Plat­inum at Man­dava.

The club has since fur­nished the league with what led them to use Ku­dak­washe Gu­rure in that match which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Some clubs claimed yes­ter­daty that the of­fi­cial cor­re­spon­dence they re­ceived from the PSL last week, re­lated to the sus­pended play­ers, did not have Gu­rure's name on the list.

But the emails which were cir­cu­lated to all the me­dia houses had four play­ers, in­clud­ing Gu­rure’s name, on the list of sus­pended play­ers.

Mutare City, though, can­not rely on what they read from the me­dia.

Ac­cord­ing to the PSL Rules and Reg­u­la­tions stand­ing or­der 36.1.4 “use of an un­reg­is­tered/in­el­i­gi­ble player in league match, three points will be de­ducted and thrown away and a fine as set by the League from time to time."

This means the club might lose points if it's not found that it was an ad­min­is­tra­tive blun­der from the league which led them to field the player.

PSL chief ex­ec­u­tive Kenny Nde­bele said they had re­ceived the club’s re­port.

Mutare City club chair­man, Is­dore Bin­gura, said they were not aware the player had been sus­pended.

“We were not aware that the player was sus­pended. We only got to know it af­ter the match when FC Plat­inum started to com­plain.

“We al­ways get the in­for­ma­tion from the email or on the of­fi­cial PSL Face­boook page.

"And we checked on that page there was noth­ing. So we are now wait­ing for the ver­dict from the Premier Soc­cer League."

Mutare City have 17 points.

Zifa vice-pres­i­dent Omega Sibanda

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