Jomo Cosmos might just bounce back to the GladAfrica Championship if Hungry Lions are docked points by the Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee.
Lions have been summoned to appear before the PSL DC on Monday, 27 June at 17:30.
They are accused of fielding a defaulter Tshepo Mohlala in 10 of their GladAfrica Championship matches.
They have been charged with contravening rule 32.2 and 32.3 of the NSL Handbook.
32.2. An amateur Player will be free to sign for another Member Club after having obtained a clearance certificate from the Member Club the Player was last registered with. It will constitute misconduct for a Member Club to unreasonably withhold a clearance
32.3. A provision in a clearance certificate purporting to specify the Member Club or club to which the registration of an amateur Player may be transferred will be of no force though the validity of the clearance certificate will not be affected.
They have also been charged with bringing the game, a sponsor, Player, Member Club, Member Club Official, the League, SAFA, CAF or FIFA into disrepute as per rule 55.3.13 of the Handbook.
Mohlala played for Cosmos amateur side around 2015/16.
They collected 15 points from the matches and if found guilty the Northern Cape side could be docked points and subsequently relegated to the SAFA amateur football. Such a development would see Jomo Sono’s Ezenkosi get another bite of the cherry in the second tier.
FARPost has in its possession the charge sheet from the league signed by PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu on 22 June 2022.
“The first respondent (Hungry Lions) fielded the second respondent (Tshepo Mohlala) in the fixtures referred to in 3 above when the said player was never cleared by the Jomo Cosmos FC, thus resulting in the said players registration with the first respondent being null and void,” wrote the PSL in the charge sheet.
Cosmos were relegated to the ABC Motsepe League after finishing second from bottom with 28 points. Lions finished 11th with 36 points and if they lose the points can finish bottom of the log with 20 points.
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