Jonty Mark
Football Editor
1 minute read
27 Apr 2022
7:35 am

GUILTY! PSL throw the book at Pirates over Sukazi incident

Jonty Mark

'Pirates have been found to have brought the league, the game, Safa, Caf, Fifa and the sponsors into disrepute,' said PSL Prosecutor Zola Majavu.

Tim Sukazi has been vindicated in his complaints about the behaviour of Orlando Pirates on December 11.. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Orlando Pirates have been found guilty of bringing the league into disrepute, after they refused to allow TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi entry to Orlando Stadium for their DStv Premiership clash on December 11.

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“The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has returned a guilty verdict against Pirates, having been found to have unreasonably denied Tim Sukazi access to Orlando Stadium, when he was entitled to do so,” confirmed PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu on Tuesday.

“Pirates have been found to have brought the league, the game, Safa, Caf, Fifa and the sponsors into disrepute.

“The next stage will be argued on May 3, now both parties will address the committee with regard to the appropriate sanction. After that the DC will make a final decision.”

A video emerged ahead of the December 11 game of Pirates security manhandling Sukazi outside Orlando Stadium.

It is unclear what punishment the league will now hand out to Pirates, but Sukazi told the Daily Sun in February that he would be happy if Pirates issued a public apology to TS Galaxy and the supporters.

“If Pirates are found guilty, they should lead by example, show leadership, and own up to their conduct. They must issue a public apology to the fans and TS Galaxy,” said Sukazi.