Mutare City docked 3 points
MUTARE City Rovers’ fight against relegation has been made more difficult after they had three points deducted yesterday for using a suspended player in their match against FC Platinum.
They used Kudakwashe Gurure who had accumulated three yellow cards in their August 13 encounter at Mandava Stadium despite the Premier Soccer League sending a communiqué on the player’s suspension.
The league’s communications and media liaison officer Kudzai Bare confirmed the deduction of three points from the team which now leaves them with 17 points.
“The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League has deducted three points from Mutare City FC following their use of a suspended player, Kudakwashe Gurure during a match between FC Platinum and Mutare City FC played at Mandava Stadium on 13 August 2016,” wrote Bare.
She said Mutare City contravened Order 33.4 of the PSL rules and regulations which state that where a player has accumulated three yellow cards he shall automatically be suspended for one official match, such suspension should be applicable on the next official match.
“In addition, the club has also been fined a sum of $1 250 which must be paid by September 10, 2016.
This is in line with the PSL rules and regulations Order 36.1.4 which states that the use of an unregistered/ineligible player three points will be deducted and thrown away and a fine as set by the League from time to time,” wrote the league spokesperson — @skhumoyo2000.