Cape Town City FC Fined R100 000 by Premier Soccer League, Fans Want Kaizer Chiefs to Be Punished As Well

Cape Town City FC Fined R100 000 by Premier Soccer League, Fans Want Kaizer Chiefs to Be Punished As Well

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Cape Town City FC have been fined by the Premier Soccer League for failing to produce players' cards
  • The Cape Town club were fined R100 000 by the Premier Soccer League, half of which must be paid within 30 days of the ruling
  • Fans took to social media after the ruling to ask why Kaizer Chiefs were not yet punished for failing to honour fixtures in December 2021

Cape Town City FC has been fined R100 000 by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after they pleaded guilty to charges brought against them by the PSL's disciplinary committee.

Cape Town City FC were charged with failing to produce players' cards ahead of a fixture against Maritzburg United in 2021.

Cape Town City FC, Premier Soccer League, Kaizer Chiefs, Eric Tinkler, Stuart Baxter, Fine
Eric Tinkler's Cape Town City FC were fined R100 000 by Premier Soccer League but fans want Stuart Baxter and Kaizer Chiefs to be fined as well. Image: @thediskigeneral10/ @pslcape
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The club explained that they could not produce the cards after a team manager's car was broken into and the cards stolen, IOL reported.

After they pleaded guilty, the disciplinary committee then deliberated on the appropriate punishment for the club. They were then fined R100 000 for the offence, Sport24 confirmed.

"The sanction as determined by the disciplinary committee of the league is as follows: The respondent which is Cape Town City Football Club is fined R100 000, half of which is suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension the said club is not found guilty of the same offence and the balance of the 50% is payable within 30 days from today, being the date of the ruling," PSL Prosecutor Zola Majavu is quoted as saying.

While some welcomed the ruling, other fans took to social media to ask when Kaizer Chiefs would be punished as well. Chiefs were also charged by the disciplinary committee for failing to honour fixtures in December 2021. They are currently awaiting their fate.

Thabo Lekker Moshaoa:

"I wish John Comitiis could refuse to pay until they fine chiefs too these hooligans drinks tea together dat is why they delay to held chiefs accountable"

Senzo Zimzwani Ngwekazi:

"When it comes to fine teams for useless things pls always does best but on serious matters dololo Mxm"

Bongi Brown:

"We wanna hear COVID 19fc's case"

Zolile Zolmaro Ndotho:

"Before I even comment on something I don't know, what if city pay that money, in whose account is it going to? Who is in charge of that money? Who hold the debit card of that money? What is the money used for? And who decides how the money should be spent? Who is suppose to withdraw that money?"

Master'Dee Thambe:

"Still waiting for PSL to take 6 points from pirates friends"

Thembinkosi Ankeli Ngwenya:

"But Chiefs case is still pending."

Former Orlando Pirates captain Tonic Chabalala believes two coach system does not work

In other Premier Soccer League news, former Orlando Pirates defender and captain Tonic Chabalala is not a fan of the current co-coaching system in place at the club, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Fadlu Davids and Mandla Ncikazi stepped into both roles after German manager Josef Zinnbauer abruptly resigned from the post of head coach last year. Orlando Pirates is yet to appoint a new permanent coach.

Quoted by The South African, Chabalala said that having two coaches would cause division among the players. He also added, in an interview carried by iDiski Times, that both coaches had players that they each understood well, which was unsustainable.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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