PSL Find Pirates Guilty!
The PSL Have Found Orlando Pirates Guilty
The Premier Soccer League have found Orlando Pirates guilty of contravening the NSL rules following the unruly behaviour of spectators in a clash with Mamelodi Sundowns.
Nearly one year on from the events at Loftus Stadium where fans invaded the field during Pirates’ defeat to Masandawana, it appears the matter seems to be drawing to an end, although no sanction has been imposed on the Buccaneers just yet.
The league released a statement today saying, “The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has released its ruling on the matter involving Orlando Pirates and spectator misbehaviour.
“The League had charged Orlando Pirates with contravening Rule 54 of the NSL Handbook (Rules) following acts of hooliganism by a section of supporters during the Absa Premiership fixture between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates on 11 February 2017 where some fans invaded the pitch.
“The PSL Disciplinary Committee found Orlando Pirates guilty. The DC will reconvene next year to impose a sanction on the Member Club.”
They added in an editor’s note: “The charges against Mamelodi Sundowns will be heard in January 2018."