Assaulted match official, Mr Eric Munyai. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
Harsh sanctions were imposed on several clubs during the SAFA Vhembe Regional League’s disciplinary committee meeting held at the league’s offices recently.
Dipeni FC were the hardest hit. They were found guilty of assaulting a match official, Mr Eric Munyai, in their game against Sambandou United Professionals. Dipeni were ordered to pay a fine of R10 000. They also forfeited the points for the match to United Professionals.
Matshavhawe United were also found guilty of a similar offence. They assaulted a match official, Mr Rollet Mulaudzi, in their league game against Tshivhilidulu Hungry Lions. A fine of R5 000 was imposed and the team also forfeited the points for the match to Tshivhilidulu Hungry Lions.
Dovho Born Free were found guilty of causing the abandonment of their game against Tshilamusi Super Eagles and ordered to pay a fine of R2 000 and forfeit the points.
Musina All Stars were charged with the failure to mark the ground in their home match against Musina United. The committee ordered that the match should be replayed. Matangari High Aims and Matangari Rising Stars were both found guilty of assaulting a match official, Mr Pfunzo Sithari, in their game that was played at the High Aims ground. Matangari High Aims were ordered to pay a fine of R7 000 while a sanction of a R4 000 fine was imposed on Rising Stars.
Tshimbupfe Disco Stars were found guilty of fielding two improperly registered players, Mbulungeni Magoro and Gudani Mudavhi. The committee heard that the players belonged to Mazhakandila FC and that Disco Stars did not get the necessary documents from Mazhakandila before registering them with the league. Disco Stars forfeited the three points for the match in which the two players featured.
Date:28 May 2021 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.