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Chiefs players in a huddle. Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs

LATEST: Chiefs slapped with another R100 000 fine over Covid saga

Chiefs have received another fine of R100,000 after appearing before the PSL disciplinary committee on Tuesday.

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Chiefs players in a huddle. Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs

Just last week, Kaizer Chiefs pled guilty to fielding two ineligible players in their DStv Premiership clash against Sekhukhune United in December last year.

Aiden McCarthy and Mduduzi Shabalala, who have both featured in Amakhosi’s Diski Challenge team this season, were named as substitutes for the match against Sekhukhune United, which the Glamour Boys won the match 2-0.


Both players were found to have not been properly registered for the league campaign and PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu handed down harsh sanctions on Friday.

Amakhosi were slapped with a fine of R200 000, half of which is suspended for 12 months, while both players were also handed fines.

Chiefs are no strangers to controversy this season

Since the end of last year there has also been an ongoing dispute over the two league matches that Chiefs missed against Golden Arrows and Cape Town City in December due to a widespread Covid-19 outbreak at their headquarters in Naturena. Those games were eventually replayed after a key arbitration decision.

It’s now been confirmed that Chiefs have been fined R100,000 for the second time, and will have to pay legal costs in relation to the the Covid saga from last year.

As further reported, the total amount was in fact R200,000 of which 50% is suspended after another guilty plea from CHiefs over failing to fulfil the December fixtures.

The statement reads as follows, as reported by iDiski Times:

“This is a further DC update. I can confirm that earlier this morning Kaizer Chiefs Football Club appeared before the PSL DC to answer to charges of misconduct in relation to their non fulfilment of the two fixtures in December amid COVID-19,” Majavu said on Tuesday.

“Those were in relation to Cape Town City, as well as Lamontville Golden Arrows FC. That matter was put on hold, pending the finalisation of an arbitration, which Kaizer Chiefs had to refer to.

“Upon the arbitrator ruling in their favour, I discontinued the prosecution. Later, the league executive committee took that decision on review, and they succeeded last week on the 10th of May, therefore paving the way for me to proceed with the misconduct charges.

“That particular matter, was then enrolled for hearing for today, and I am pleased to inform you that the matter was indeed duly finalised on the following basis.

“One Kaizer Chiefs Football Club pleaded guilty, and I accepted their plea which resulted in the DC returning a guilty verdict.

“We immediately proceeded to make submissions with regard to aggravation and mitigation of suntans were after the PSL DC ruled as follows with regards to sanction:

1) Kaizer Chiefs Football Club was fined an amount of R200 000, of which 50% is suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension, they are not found guilty of the same offence again. In fact, they have to pay R100 000.

2) They were further ordered to pay the cost of the sittings, which costs are to be administratively computed by the league and once so finalised, they will be forwarded to Kaizer Chiefs for onward payment.”