Mutare City docked 3 points

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

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.

Ku­dak­washe Gu­rure

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