Cape Town City FC was fined R100,000 by the Premier Soccer League for failing to submit players’ registration cards for a December DStv Premiership match against Maritzburg United.
On 7 December, Cape Town City faced Maritzburg United without their players’ registration cards.
Maritzburg protested before kick-off that evening, and the PSL judged the Mother City outfit guilty and penalized them accordingly.
Advocate Zola Majavu, the PSL’s prosecutor, confirmed the R100,000 punishment levied against Cape Town City.
“I hereby provide the update as promised last week in respect of the protest lodged by Maritzburg United Football Club against Cape Town City Football Club,” said Majavu.
“The sanction as determined by the disciplinary committee of the league is as follows: The respondent which is Cape Town City Football Club is fined R100 000, half of which is suspended for 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension the said club is not found guilty of the same offense and the balance of the 50% is payable within 30 days from today, being the date of the ruling.
“The PSL is to return the protest fee to the protesting club which is Maritzburg United. Cape Town City is ordered to pay the costs of the DC hearing to the PSL.
“Cape Town City is further ordered to pay the costs of Maritzburg United on an attorney and own client Scale for the hearing of 12 January only,” he added.