Jomo Cosmos Withdraws Case Against Hungry Lions as Evidence Proves They Falsified Player’s Documents

Jomo Cosmos Withdraws Case Against Hungry Lions as Evidence Proves They Falsified Player’s Documents

  • Jomos Cosmos will compete next season in the ABC Motsepe League after they withdrew a case against Hungry Lions
  • Hungry Lions were charged with fielding an ineligible player and faced a points deduction if they were found guilty
  • Karabo Tshabuse, the lawyer for Hungry Lions, wants Jomo Cosmos punished for falsifying documents

Hungry Lions will remain in the GladAfrica Championship but the future remains in doubt for Jomo Cosmos.

Cosmos withdrew their case against Hungry Lions that was scheduled for today, meaning that Lions will no longer face the threat of being relegated.

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Jomo Cosmos could find themselves in hot water after they were found guilty of falsifying documents to get Hungry Lions in trouble. Image: @Sporty_Issues
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For Cosmos though, they could be facing a possible lifetime ban from football if Lions’ lawyer Karabo Tshabuse gets her way.

Cosmos originally laid a complaint with the Premier Soccer League over Lions’ use of midfielder Tshepo Mohlala. Cosmos claimed that Mohlala, who was a former Ezenkosi player, was never released by the side and therefore ineligible to play for another side.

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Lions were charged, as was the player, and both were due to appear before the Disciplinary Committee today.

The case did not go ahead though as Cosmos withdrew the case, admitting that they falsified the documents, SABC Sport reported.

Tshabuse stated that her side had presented evidence that Mohlala was never registered for Jomo Cosmos during the time he played for Lions and they had the cards and records to show that he was a Kaizer Chiefs development player.

“We also have evidence that shows that Jomo Cosmos have fabricated the supposed playing cards that they used, in an attempt to prove the allegations – from a picture on Facebook, which was taken last year, when he (Mohlala) was 21 years old.”

As reported by IOL, Tshabuse isn’t stopping now that Lions have been cleared of the charges she also wants action taken against Cosmos for their “unethical conduct”.

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“We are going to ask the prosecutor to investigate and charge, and possibly ban Jomo Cosmos from ever participating in football, be it at a professional or amateur level. Such conduct is not worthy of a place in our football. Just because he was relegated, it doesn’t mean he has to go to these desperate attempts to retain a status,” she added.

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Earlier Sports Brief reported that it was a nervy wait for Hungry Lions as they prepare to face the Premier Soccer League’s Disciplinary Committee at the end of the month.

The GladAfrica Championship side are charged with fielding an ineligible player in Tshepo Mohlala during the past season.

Mohlala is a former Cosmos academy player and is said to not have received his clearance from the club, therefore making him ineligible to play for any other side.

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Jomos Cosmos have been given a GladAfrica Championship lifeline as Hungry Lions are hauled before the disciplinary committee

It’s not all doom and gloom for Jomo Cosmos fans.

Cosmos were relegated to the ABC Motsepe League this past season when they finished second from the bottom of the GladAfrica Championship log with 28 points.

Cosmos were relegated from the DStv Premiership in 2016 and never made it back to the top tier of South African football. They have been playing in the GladAfrica Championship ever since, until their relegation last season.

Jomos Cosmos have been given a GladAfrica Championship lifeline as Hungry Lions are hauled before the disciplinary committee

It’s not all doom and gloom for Jomo Cosmos fans.

Cosmos were relegated to the ABC Motsepe League this past season when they finished second from the bottom of the GladAfrica Championship log with 28 points.

Cosmos were relegated from the DStv Premiership in 2016 and never made it back to the top tier of South African football. They have been playing in the GladAfrica Championship ever since, until their relegation last season.

Source: Sports Brief News