- The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee has found Jomo Cosmos and Black Leopards guilty of misconduct
- Black Leopards were found guilty of not providing adequate or proper security arrangements for the promotion/relegation playoff match on 6 May
- Jomo Cosmos were found guilty of allowing fans to enter their stadium without tickets which is in direct violation of the Sport and Recreational Events Safety Act
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee has found Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos guilty on separate charges of misconduct.
Both clubs have been ordered to pay the costs associated with the investigations and received hefty fines although, in both cases, the fines have been suspended.
Although both cases are completely separate from each other, both cases have striking similarities and both involve promotion/relegation playoff matches which took place in May this year.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Black Leopards were charged with failing to provide adequate and or proper security arrangements for their playoff match against Jomo Cosmos on 6 May at the Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo.
Sport24.com reported that the club was ordered to pay the costs of the hearing which amounts to R33 000 and were given a fine of R150 000 which has been suspended for two years.
In the second matter, Jomo Cosmos were found guilty of allowing fans and supporters to enter the Vosloorus Stadium without valid tickets for their match against Black Leopards on 20 May.
This is a direct and serious violation of the Sport and Recreational Events Safety Act and is a serious safety concern for officials who are tasked with ensuring crowd and player safety.
The club has been fined a total of R125 000 which has been suspended for a period of two years from the date of the hearing.
Neither of the club's have commented on the outcome of the investigation or indicated whether or not they would appeal the rulings.
The committee additionally noted that both of the fines imposed on the club's were amounts excluding the 15% VAT rate and would only be enforced if either club was found guilty of similar misconduct charges within a 24 month time frame.
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