Moroka Swallows: PSL Side in Trouble for Failing to Play Against Mamelodi Sundowns, Golden Arrows

Moroka Swallows: PSL Side in Trouble for Failing to Play Against Mamelodi Sundowns, Golden Arrows

Robert Abong'o
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Moroka Swallows have been charged for missing two DStv Premiership games
  • The club failed to play against Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows in 2023
  • Chairman of Swallows, David Magashoa has acknowledged the PSL's decision

Moroka Swallows have found themselves in hot water as the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee has charged the club for failing to honour two recent DStv Premiership fixtures last year.

The committed has also levelled misconduct charges at the club, adding to their mounting woes.

The Dube Birds' predicament arose when they failed to honour their last two DStv Premiership fixtures in 2023 against Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows.

Moroka Swallows have been charged for failure to honour two Premier Soccer League fixtures.
Moroka Swallows have been charged by the PSL for failing to honour two DStv Premiership fixtures. Photo: Gerhard Duraan.
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This decision stemmed from an unresolved dispute between the players and management, as reported by Goal.

Originally scheduled to face Sundowns and Arrows on December 27 and December 30, 2023, respectively, Swallows' failure to participate in both matches has led to a scheduled appearance before the PSL's Disciplinary Committee on Thursday, 11 January at the league headquarters.

PSL prosecutor, Zola Majavu said, per Times Live:

“I can confirm that yesterday, Moroka Swallows Football Club was charged for misconduct and bringing the league into disrepute pursuant to their failure to honour fixtures that were scheduled for [December 27 and 30, 2023] respectively. They will appear before the PSL DC on [January 11] at 11:00 am at the offices of the league."

Majavu said updates on the outcome of this hearing would only be provided once the matter involving Swallows had been finalised.

"Until then, there will be no further commentary on this matter as per usual."

Club chairman, David Magashoa reportedly acknowledged Swallows' guilt in the matter, with the Dube Birds already facing an uncertain future due to being unable to secure a title sponsor and the possible sale of the club looming overhead.

The club is currently in 11th place in the DStv Premiership, only six points clear of Richards Bay FC in the first relegation position, per SuperSport.

Swallows players set for internal hearing

Sports Brief previously reported that Moroka Swallows players will face a hearing that could shape the rest of the season and possibly some careers.

The club deemed the players' wage protest to be an 'illegal strike', which has affected their prospects, and Magashoa believes a restructuring is needed.

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