A PSL club and its head coach have each been fined R100 000 by the Premier Soccer League.
As confirmed by the league, Free State Stars’ Luc Eymael was fined R100 000, following a PSL Disciplinary Committee outcome. This came after the Belgian mentor failed to attend a post-match press conference after the Absa Premiership match for Ea Lla Koto and AmaZulu in Durban earlier this season.
As part of the punishment, the Bethlehem club has also been fined R100 000, however, as confirmed by the league, both fines have been suspended for a certain period of time pending some strict conditions.
“The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has found both Free State Stars and coach Luc Eymael guilty of contravening the League’s Compliance Manual (Media Manual),” the PSL confirmed in a statement.
“This is after Eymael failed to attend a post-match press conference/mixed zone after the Absa Premiership fixture between Free State Stars and AmaZulu on 19 August 2018 in Durban. Eymael pleaded guilty to the charge,” read the league’s statement.
“Eymael was sentenced to R100 000 fine; suspended for 24 months on condition that during this period he is not found guilty of a breaching any of his obligations as the head coach as stipulated in the Manual. Free State Stars were also fined R100 000; also suspended for 24 months on condition that Mr Eymael is not found guilty of breaching his media obligations,” confirmed the PSL.
In addition, the PSL confirmed that it’s DC has found Black Leopards FC guilty of contravening the NSL Compliance Manual (Safety/ Security), after the Limpopo outfit was charged with failing to provide adequate security at their Promotion Play-offs fixture against Jomo Cosmos FC on 30 May 2018.
“Black Leopards were charged with failing to provide adequate security at their Promotion Play-offs fixture against Jomo Cosmos FC on 30 May 2018. This was Black Leopards’ their second consecutive charge for the same offence. The Club was fined R150 000.00 plus the costs of two Disciplinary Committee sittings. In addition, the Disciplinary Committee invoked the suspended sentence of R 150 000.00 handed down in respect of DC 865/18,” confirmed the PSL in their statement.