Mosi­mane’s com­ments land him in tr ou­ble

Weekend Witness - - Sport -

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.

PHOTO: GALLO

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.

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