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Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
6 Oct 2021
12:06 pm

PSL throw the book at MaMkhize and Royal AM after cash handout

Jonty Mark

'We have had quite a lot of kickback from supporters on this,' said PSL prosecutor Nande Bekker.

Shauwn Mkhize, seen here on the pitch after a 4-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs, has landed herself in hot water with the PSL. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix.

Royal AM owner Shauwn Mkhize and her son and Royal AM chairman Andile Mpisane have been charged by the Premier Soccer League for handing out cash to players on the pitch at Chatsworth Stadium and not complying with Covid-19 regulations at the end of their 2-1 DStv Premiership win over Maritzburg United on Sunday.

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The case is expected to be heard on October 14.

The PSL have also charged Royal AM for bringing the league into disrepute, after a video emerged of Mkhize and Mpisane walking onto the pitch with wads of R200 notes.

“The main charge is paying someone involved in a football match, a player or club official, money with regard to that match,” said PSL prosecuter Nande Becker on Wednesday.

“We have had quite a lot of kick back from supporters on this.”

Becker added that the charge of paying money and bringing the league into disrepute are just two of a multitude of charges thrown at Royal AM.

“We are also charging the Covid-19 officer for failing to ensure everyone was wearing face masks. And we are charging the club for allowing an invasion of the demarcated area after the match. Only the people on the team sheets and on the bench are allowed on the pitch.

“There is also a charge of leaving the change room late (before kick off).”

Becker added that Mkhize and Mpisane had both been charged specifically with “dishing out money and not wearing a face mask.”

Royal AM Chief Executive Sinki Mnisi, meanwhile, claimed the money was a donation to a struggling academy that he could not name.

“Did anyone see any player taking the money?” said Mnisi.