The PSL DC Case involving MP Black Aces, appearing on charges of spectator misbehavior was heard at the PSL offices this evening.
The incident occurred in the match between MP Black Aces and Orlando Pirates on February 6 at the Mbombela Stadium.
Aces pleaded guilty as charged and were fined R150 000 wholly suspended for 12 months on the following conditions:
– That they are not found guilty of a similar offence during the period of suspension.
– That the Aces Chairman and a PSL’s representative address a joint press conference dealing with spectator behavior within fourteen days of this order.
– That the media liaison officer of Aces addresses the spectators prior to kick-off, during the half-time break and at the end of the match for a period of six months at all Aces’ home fixtures.
This order is to be communicated to the Match Commissioners of all the said fixtures, who should then include a report about compliance with this order in their Match Commissioner’s report.
Also appearing before the PSL DC this evening was MP Black Aces player, Benedict Vilikazi. He faced charges of using abusive language towards the match officials. This incident also occurred in the match against Orlando Pirates played on February 6. Vilikazi pleaded guilty as charged and was fined R50 000 of which R45 000 is suspended for a period of twelve months on the following conditions:
– That Vilikazi is not found guilty of the similar offence during the period of suspension.
– That Vilikazi issue a written apology to the relevant match official(s), to be posted on the first Respondent’s and PSL’s websites within 14 days from date of this sanction.
The balance of the fine is payable within 30 days.
The case involving Vladislav Heric, Jabu Khumalo and African Warriors appearing on charges of unsporting behavior and spectator misbehavior was postponed to April 18 to afford the League an opportunity to lead the evidence of the match official.