Premier Soccer League (PSL) prosecutor Zola Majavu has explained why Golden Arrows will not be deducted points for the improper registration of Simo Mbhele upon his return from Portugal.
The PSL Disciplinary Committee (DC) found Arrows guilty of inappropriately registering Mbhele last month, but the DC concluded that the “dishonest conduct” didn’t call for a points deduction.
“There was no decision with regard to any monitory fine or the deduction of points,” said Majavu.
“It would be remembered that in so convicting the club as well as the player for the sad improper registration, the DC found that dishonest conduct was not proved by the league and that being the case, it felt that the sanction pertaining to the docking of points would thus be inappropriate under the circumstances, hence the decision it took regarding the reprimand and the adverse cost order.”
Mbhele had already made eight appearances for Abafana Bes’thende this season when it was discovered that did not receive his international clearance from his previous club 1º Dezembro.
“Earlier this evening [Monday], the DC came back with a sanction ruling, and it deemed it appropriate to reprimand both the club and the player and ordered both of them, the one paying and the other to be absolved, to pay the cost of the two sittings. The exact amount is yet to be computed by the league,” added Majavu.