A South African Football Association (SAFA) Disciplinary Committee has found Limpopo ABC Motsepe League side Madridtas FC guilty of contravening several rules including Rule 10 of Competitions Uniforms and Rule 13. This after the side from Mankweng fielded Martin Nsimba against Mikhado FC on 7 April while his name had been scratched off the team sheet.
According to the verdict released by SAFA on Monday, it was also discovered that Nsimba had a fraudulent clearance certificate from former side Phiva Stars which allowed him to feature for Madridtas in 28 matches this season.
Madridtas lose all points gained with Nsimba on the pitch, fined R20 000 half suspended for the 2019/2020 campaign. Mikhado FC were the complainant in this matter and their chairman Prince Manenzhe is satisfied with the verdict.
The DC sat in Dalmada outside Polokwane last week Thursday.
Mikhado have benefitted from the ruling by moving to the top of the Limpopo ABC Motsepe League log with 58 points thus becoming the representative of the province at the Motsepe League National promotion play-offs from 4-9 June in Cape Town.
Manenzhe adds that it is fair that no one is getting the points deducted from Madridtas.
The chairman says the Vhembe based side have been training in preparation for the play-offs two weeks after the completion of the League.
Limpopo are drawn in Group A with a representative of North West and Acornbush United at the play-offs. Manenzhe says Mikhado is not worried about any of their opponents.
Efforts to get a comment from Madridtas and SAFA Limpopo were fruitless.
Meanwhile Madridtas have been ordered to write an apology letter to the league within three days of receipt of the judgment, notwithstanding an appeal. – Report by Lethabo Kganyago