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By Qondile Ntiwane | 2017-12-07

SOCCER - PREMIER League rookies Matsapha United have been fined a whopping E45 000 after being found guilty of verbally assaulting match officials.

The team was officially charged by the Premier League of Swaziland (PLS) last week after verbally assaulting the officials following their 0-2 defeat to Malanti Chiefs about three weeks ago.

They appeared before the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday night where they were found guilty on the charge.

Efforts to get comment from Matsapha United Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Victor ‘Mavikane’ Dlamini proved futile as his mobile phone rang unanswered when contacted yesterday.


But PLS Chief Operations Officer (COO) Pat Vilakati confirmed that the team was found guilty on the charges preferred against them.

He, however, highlighted that they would have to wait for a written verdict before divulging more information on the matter.

“Yes, the team appeared before the DC on Tuesday and lost the case. But that is all we can say until we have the written verdict which will state the fine and other logistics,” he said.

The ‘Deep Blue Ocean’ appeared alongside Moneni Pirates, who were charged with assaulting a Mbabane Swallows ball boy during their game a few weeks ago.

The Buccaneers, however, asked for a postponement of the matter to another date.

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