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PSL Fine Stars For Abandoned Pirates Game

Free State Stars have been handed a heavy fine of R250 000 by the league, following the postponement of their scheduled home game against Orlando Pirates.

Ea Lla Koto were meant to host Bucs at the Charles Mopeli Stadium – but the game was postponed due to failure of the floodlights.

“The Disciplinary Committee of the Premier Soccer League has delivered its finding and sanction arising from the abandonment of the Absa Premiership fixture between Free State Stars and Orlando Pirates on 12 February 2014 due to the floodlights at the Charles Mopeli Stadium not working.

"Free State Stars were found guilty of causing the abandonment of the match and were sentenced to the following sanction: A fine of R250 000 payable within 14 days of the delivery of the judgment.

"Free State Stars is ordered to pay all costs of whatsoever nature arising out of the resumed fixture (to be rescheduled by the PSL) including the costs of the away team, Orlando Pirates. Free State Stars to pay the costs of the hearing,” read a statement from the league. 

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