Mosimane’s comments land him in tr ouble
JOHANNESBURG — M amelodi Sundowns and c oach Pit so M osimane were found guilty of making comments that brought the Premier Soccer League (PSL) into disrepute, a PSL disciplinary committee said in a s tatement.
This follows comments made by Mosimane on August 27, on television, during an interview after a Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates mat ch.
Pirates won the match 30 at Loftus Versfeld.
Mosimane que stioned ho w Pirates had known about skipper Alje Schut’s pla yer r egistration car d, which Pir ates f ound had e xpired.
“I find it v ery, very s trange that Orlando Pir ates go t o Alje Schut’ s card that is within our books. How do they know that? Straight to Alje’s card and no one else ?” Mosimane said at the time.
“There mus t be something I don’t know, but I don’t want to go anywhere because I know what will happen t o me, I’ll g et suspended.
“But I find it very strange that Orlando Pir ates g o s traight t o Alje Schut’s card and say the card what, what, what.
“How do the y know that? How do I know what’s happening in Orlando Pir ates’ book ?”
Mosimane w as fined R100 000 — the maximum permis sible — of which R50 000 was suspended on condition that M osimane publicl y retract the comments at a news conference to be arr anged by the P SL.
In addition, M osimane w as or dered to pay R60 000, from a suspended sentence imposed on him in May, arising from a similar offence.
Sundowns were fined R6 0 000, of w hich R30 000 was suspended on condition that the club, through its pr esident P atrice M otsepe, at tend the news conference to be arranged by the PSL and support Mosimane’s r etraction.
The club w as or dered t o p ay R30 000 for a suspended sent ence imposed on it during M ay, arising from a similar off ence.
Both parties were ordered to pay the c osts of the disciplinary c ommittee’s sit ting. — S apa.
Sundowns c oach Pit so Mosimane has been sl apped with a he fty fine b y the P SL Disciplinary Commit tee f or comments made af ter the match ag ainst Orl ando Pir ates.