The Premier Soccer League find Chiefs coach guilty


Kaizer Chiefs along with their coach, Vladimir Vermezovic appeared on charges of unruly behavior and bringing the League into disrepute. This follows an incident on December 2 where Vermezovic failed to attend an obligatory interview for SABC Sports Soccer 411 program, thus contravening media manual section “A” which is incorporated in the compliance manual and as agreed in the activation meeting on Friday, November 26 that two head coaches would attend SABC Program 411 and two players would attend the SuperSport Program, Thursday night with Robert Marawa. Kaizer Chiefs were fined R50 000, wholly suspended for 12 months. Chiefs also have to issue a written apology to both SABC and SuperSport as well at the PSL within 7 days of the order.

–    Jomo Cosmos appeared on charges of failure to wear a properly marked kit. This incident occurred in a match played at De Beers Stadium on 4 December 2010 between UNITED FC and JOMO COSMOS FC where the Jomo Cosmos reserve Goalkeeper (wearing jersey number 04 on the day) wore a jersey which did not comply with the rules in that his name was written with what looked like a “elasto plaster tape” at the back thus contravening rule 12.7 of the rules of the League, read with rule 7.6, 7.7 of the Kit manual. Cosmos were fined R30 000 of which R25 000 was suspended for 12 months.

–    Orlando Pirates appeared on charges of delaying the kick off and failure to obey a match officials directive for the goalkeeper to change his socks to comply with the phone and pre match meeting. This incident occurred in a match between Orlando Pirates FC and Bloemfontein Celtic FC on 12 December 2010 played at Orlando Stadium. Pirates caused the delay of the official kick off of match which was scheduled for 15h30 (and eventually started at 15h33)  by 3 minutes in that the goalkeeper failed to change to an alternative colour of socks  when so ordered by the match officials and in spite of having agreed at both the phone and pre match meeting to dress the goalkeeper in green socks, instead he wore white socks over green socks, thus contravening rule 10.1 read with 52.2.6 and of the rules of the League, further read with rule 5.3 and 9.12 of the kit manual. In the same match as in above in the second half, the goalkeeper failed to wear an appropriate colour of socks in that he was now wearing black socks with a white trim. Pirates were fined R30 000 wholly suspended for 12 months.

The costs of the above sittings will be shared by the three Respondents.
The case involving Black Leopards appearing on charges of failure to wear a properly marked kit has been postponed to January 12 next year.

The case involving United FC appearing on charges of fielding a defaulter has been adjourned indefinitely at the request of the protesting club, Jomo Cosmos. In the meantime, the League must make the registration documents available to both parties before the matter is re-enrolled

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