South African Football Association Permanently Bans Matiyasi FC After Limpopo Side Scores 59 Goals in a Game

South African Football Association Permanently Bans Matiyasi FC After Limpopo Side Scores 59 Goals in a Game

Byron Pillay
May 31, 2022 at 3:08 PM
  • Matiyasi FC were banned alongside three other Limpopo sides after they were found guilty of match-fixing
  • Matiyasi FC needed to win their final game by 18 goals in order to be promoted to the ABC Motsepe League
  • The South Africa Football Association investigated the game after Matiyasi FC won their game by 59 goals to 1

A Limpopo-based football side have been banned from playing football for life after winning their game 59-1.

Matiyasi FC notched up the impressive result while chasing promotion to the ABC Motsepe League.

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Limpopo-based side, Matiyasi FC, are among four teams banned for life after they were found guilty of match-fixing. Image: Matiyasi F.C
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Matiyasi were third in their stream and were three points behind the leaders, but were 18 goals behind on goal difference.

They then hammered Nsami Mighty Birds 59-1 on the final day. The South African Football Association investigated the result after 41 of the goals were all own goals by Mighty Birds.

The drama didn’t end there, though. Matiyasi’s rivals for the promotional spot, Shivulani Dangerous Tigers, won their game beat by 32 goals. Tigers beat Kotoko Happy Boys 33-1, with seven own-goals being recorded during the encounter.

FarPost has since reported that Nsami Mighty Birds, Shivulani Dangerous Tigers and Kototo Happy Boys were also banned.

What is the highest scoreline?

Coincidentally, the highest scoreline is far worse than that of Matiyasi. AS Adema beat SO l'Emyrne 149-0 in a game that took place in Madagascar in 2002, Wikipedia reported.

All 149 goals were own goals. SO l'Emyrne players were protesting the officiating during a previous game which cost them the league title and intentionally scored the goals. The scoreline is recognized by The Guinness Book of Records.

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Hashim Nuhu, who together with Seth Osei have received bans from the GFA's Disciplinary Committee, scored two bizarre own goals to foil a fixed scoreline of 5-1.

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