Matlama, LDF fined

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supporters-cause-chaos-at-setsoto-stadium-which-led-to-a-shooting-of-a-supporter-who-later-died-at-tsepong-hospital. . . slapped with M10 000 fine for crowd trouble

Mikia Kalati

PREMIER league soccer giants Matlama and LDF have each been slapped with M10 000 fines for the crowd trouble that led to the abandonment of their matches against Lioli and Bantu respectively.

Matlama’s fine stems from the unruly behaviour of their supporters a fortnight ago after they invaded the pitch in protest over alleged poor officiating resulting in the abandonment of the match against Lioli.

The fine must be paid within 14 days of the findings of the Premier League Management Committee who also ruled that the country’s most successful side be docked three points and three goals.

In addition, Matlama were ordered to play one of their matches in an empty ground and that could be today’s encounter with Sandawana.

The league body also fined Lioli M5 000 for their failure to provide adequate security for the high profile encounter.

“It is worth noting that the match lived up to the expectations of the football enthusiast, until the match had to be abandoned at or around the 87th minute due to Matlama supporters who had invaded the pitch in an attempt to attack the match officials who had to run for cover,” the statement from the premier league reads.

“It was a further finding that Matlama supporters other than invading the pitch and causing the abandonment, also threw missiles, used insults and committed acts of violence.”

The ruling also states that Lioli would be awarded all three points on a 3-0 scoreline while Matlama would be docked three points and three goals from the points that they already have in the bag.

Matlama secretary general, Thabo Nkhahle, said they would comment after meeting as management.

“We only received the judgement on Wednesday morning so we cannot say anything at this stage until we have met as management,” Nkhahle said.

LDF were also fined M10 000 after they were found guilty of causing the abandonment of their match against Bantu on Sunday.

Bantu have also been awarded the three points as they were leading 2-0 when the time the match was called off early in the second half.

Furthermore, five LDF players Mofolo Lepheane, Matli Matlie, Dumane Lethakha, Tšepiso Letuma and Mohloai Koete have been suspended for three games for acts of violence and assaulting Bantu players.

Bantu striker Lazola Jokojokwana was also suspended for the club’s next match for using abusive language.

 

 

that the match lived up to the expectations of the football enthusiast, until the

match  had  to  be  abandoned  at  or  around  87

th

minute  of  the  game  due  to

Matlama FC supporters who had invaded the pitch in an attempt to attack the

match official who had to run for cover.

 

It  was  also  evident  from  the  match  reports  of  both  teams  and  that  of  the

official that when the match was abandoned Lioli FC was leading the scoring

charts with 2 goals to 1.

 

Vodacom Premier League (VPL) match No.66 was played on the 06

th

November

2016 at Setsoto Stadium where Lioli FC hosted Matlama FC. It is worth noting

that the match lived up to the expectations of the football enthusiast, until the

match  had  to  be  abandoned  at  or  around  87

th

minute  of  the  game  due  to

Matlama FC supporters who had invaded the pitch in an attempt to attack the

match official who had to run for cover.

 

It  was  also  evident  from  the  match  reports  of  both  teams  and  that  of  the

official that when the match was abandoned Lioli FC was leading the scoring

charts with 2 goals to 1.

Vodacom Premier League (VPL) match No.66 was played on the 06

th

November

2016 at Setsoto Stadium where Lioli FC hosted Matlama FC. It is worth noting

that the match lived up to the expectations of the football enthusiast, until the

match  had  to  be  abandoned  at  or  around  87

th

minute  of  the  game  due  to

Matlama FC supporters who had invaded the pitch in an attempt to attack the

match official who had to run for cover.

 

It  was  also  evident  from  the  match  reports  of  both  teams  and  that  of  the

official that when the match was abandoned Lioli FC was leading the scoring

charts with 2 goals to 1.

Vodacom Premier League (VPL) match No.66 was played on the 06

th

November

2016 at Setsoto Stadium where Lioli FC hosted Matlama FC. It is worth noting

that the match lived up to the expectations of the football enthusiast, until the

match  had  to  be  abandoned  at  or  around  87

th

minute  of  the  game  due  to

Matlama FC supporters who had invaded the pitch in an attempt to attack the

match official who had to run for cover.

 

It  was  also  evident  from  the  match  reports  of  both  teams  and  that  of  the

official that when the match was abandoned Lioli FC was leading the scoring

charts with 2 goals to 1.

 

Vodacom Premier League (VPL) match No.66 was played on the 06

th

November

2016 at Setsoto Stadium where Lioli FC hosted Matlama FC. It is worth noting

that the match lived up to the expectations of the football enthusiast, until the

match  had  to  be  abandoned  at  or  around  87

th

minute  of  the  game  due  to

Matlama FC supporters who had invaded the pitch in an attempt to attack the

match official who had to run for cover.

 

It  was  also  evident  from  the  match  reports  of  both  teams  and  that  of  the

official that when the match was abandoned Lioli FC was leading the scoring

charts with 2 goals to 1.1. Lioli FC shall be awarded 3 points 3 goals
2. Matlama FC shall be docked 3 points and 3 goals from its pool in the league log.
3. Matlama FC is also fined M10 000.00 payable within fourteen (14) days of the finding.
4. Matlama FC to play 1 official league match without spectators.
5. Lioli FC is fined M5000.00 for failure to provide adequate security in its home game.

 

 

 

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