FC Platinum, Ngezi fined

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Staff Reporter

The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has fined the 2018 Castle Lager Premier League Champions FC Platinum together with runners up Ngezi Platinum Stars for violent conduct.

The 2018 champions were found guilty of contravening the PSL Rules and Regulation Order 31.1.15 which states that it is an act of misconduct on the part of the club to fail to protect match officials against acts, or attempted acts of violence or any form of abuse before, during and after a match.

The PSL Disciplinary Committee states that on September 18 match officials of the tie between FC Platinum and Herentals had their vehicles’ tyres deflated contravening the PSL Rulers and Regulations of the Premier Soccer League.

FC Platinum were fined $1 500 for the offence of which $500 was suspended on condition that the two time league champions will not  commit a similar offence in the forthcoming season.

Ngezi Platinum Stars who had given their fellow platinum miners a good run of their money in the title race until late into the season were also found guilty of failure to control their captain Liberty Chakoroma who insulted match officials.

Chakoroma assaulted assistant referee Edgar Rumeki after the Ngezi Platinum Stars were booted out of the Chibuku Super Cup first round by Herentals FC on September 22.

Chakoroma has been slapped with a three match ban starting on Saturday and is set to leap into the 2019 season while his club Ngezi Platinum Stars have been ordered to pay $1250 of which $250 has been suspended under a condition that the player won’t commit a similar offence during the 2018 campaign.