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PSL Match Officials In Trouble For Poor Officiating

Match Officials Suspended For Poor Officiating

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 09, 2017 11:56 AM

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has punished some of the match officials for their poor officiating in recent PSL matches this season.

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Match referee Cedrick Muvhali came under fire for his questionable officiating in a recent PSL match between Cape Town City and Polokwane City.

SAFA has confirmed that Muvhali and assistant referee Patrick Jafta have been suspended from handling any games within the National Soccer League for three months.

“The South African Football Association (SAFA) has imposed harsh sanctions on referee Cedrick Muvhali and assistant referee Patrick Jafta following their poor officiating during the Premier Soccer League (PSL) match between Cape Town City and Polokwane City on 22 September 2017 at Cape Town Stadium.

“The match was blighted by some poor officiating in which the home side was denied what looked a clear goal. 

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“As a result, both officials have been suspended from handling any game within the National Soccer League (NSL) from 1 October to 31 December 2017. The match fee which the two were supposed to have been paid is forfeited and their monthly stipend for the same period of October to December has also been forfeited.

“A letter has been forwarded to the NSL informing them on this development. On resumption of their official duties, the two will officiate in National First Division (NFD) matches and a Senior Match Commissioner will be assigned to all of their matches to monitor them for at least four weeks.

“Officiating in any PSL fixture will only be considered thereafter provided the two achieve satisfactory results in respect of those assignments afforded during the four week period under review.

“SAFA Senior Referees Manager, Ian McLeod said the severe punishment was warranted considering the amount of negative publicity the whole scenario had hogged as a result of the two’s poor performance,” SAFA confirmed.

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“This type of performance must not re-occur at any level in the future,” warned McLeod. 

“Both officials have accepted the outcome. SAFA chair of the Technical Committee, Natasha Tsichlas said: “We needed to act swiftly and decisively in order  to send a strong message to all match officials that such below par  performances are unacceptable and measures will be taken against match officials who perform poorly.”


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N̤j̤a̤b̤s̤ Oct 11, 2017 02:35 AM
I like Gomez he's gud
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mothapo0314 Oct 10, 2017 06:39 AM
That is the good example keep the good work
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Gazankulu26 Oct 09, 2017 10:49 PM
I thought was Daniel B
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Brixjurie Oct 09, 2017 04:36 PM
Victor hlungwani must follow seriously
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PeddieBoy Oct 09, 2017 04:11 PM
Why they gonna officiate at national first division, they not gonna cost team that fighting to be in the pls its unfair. These referees need to be fired once and for all
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cija aka return Oct 09, 2017 04:09 PM
3 months suspension? Y so less? They deserve @least 1 year coz r da ones who 1stly caused problems on da field of play by their wrong actions dt let da supporters throwing objects into da field.
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JAGUAR89 Oct 09, 2017 04:08 PM
@With Khune u safe there is no way we can have a replay!
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With Khune u safe Oct 09, 2017 04:01 PM
I think that match are going to replay
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Sipho@khosi4life Oct 09, 2017 03:32 PM
And Daniel Bennet that man he don't want to see Kaizer Chiefs win the match
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Oct 09, 2017 03:18 PM
And the Mhango incident?
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nathi bfn Oct 09, 2017 03:13 PM
Y not bennet?
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llumadi Oct 09, 2017 03:10 PM
but let this apply to all officials who are not handling the game well
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nhlekoraymond Oct 09, 2017 02:49 PM
Ban them for life
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malindi de bucs fan Oct 09, 2017 02:30 PM
Very good
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ZakheleHouse Oct 09, 2017 02:05 PM
They took so long to act and still nothing on Mhango spitting case. These officials get paid fat cheque to make delayed decisions.
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queenisback Oct 09, 2017 02:02 PM
That's good.These whistleman Rob clubs daily
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mlingo s Oct 09, 2017 01:59 PM
The referees are nonsense u can score a good goal but they will let u down.
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Nhlpato Oct 09, 2017 01:38 PM
ok
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angam Oct 09, 2017 01:36 PM
@thabanggi, I strongly disagree with you, I can understand how the assistant thought it was offside cause he was watching the line of defenders not the goalposts, the ref on the other hand had a completely different view from that of his assistant and should have seen the defender. he should be the one charged
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Trigonometry Oct 09, 2017 01:27 PM
3 months is not enough.

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