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Jose Riveiro head coach of Orlando Pirates during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs held at at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 29 October 2022. © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

PSL hits Orlando Pirates with R200 000 fine!

Bucs have been hit with a R200 000 fine by the PSL for their fans’ behaviour in the MTN8 semi-finals against the Brazilians on 22 October.

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Jose Riveiro head coach of Orlando Pirates during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs held at at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 29 October 2022. © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix.

Orlando Pirates have been hit with a R200 000 fine by the PSL for their fans’ behaviour in the MTN8 semi-finals against Mamelodi Sundowns on 22 October.

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Hundreds of fans invaded the pitch immediately after the game that saw Pirates thump Sundowns 3-0 to reach the final.

On the day, Kermit Erasmus opened the scoring before Monnapule Saleng netted a brace much to the delight of Pirates fans.

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Pirates went on to lift the MTN8 trophy after beating AmaZulu in the final three weeks ago.

According to PSL prosecutor Advocate Zola Majavu, Pirates pleaded guilty to the charge, and they were fined R200 000 half if which is suspended for a period of 24 months.

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Pirates were ordered to pay R100 000 plus 50 percent of the DC hearing costs for today (Monday).

Furthermore, Majavu, on behalf of the PSL, pleaded with the fans to refrain from behaving in the manner which Pirates supporters did going forward.

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ORLANDO PIRATES FINED R200 000 BY PSL

Erasmus on leaving Sundowns for Pirates
Orlando Pirates star Kermit Erasmus prods Mamelodi Sundowns fans at Peter Mokaba Stadium. Image: @iDiskiTimes / Twitter.

“I can confirm that Orlando Pirates Football Club earlier this morning appeared before the PSL DC to answer to spectator misbehaviour, in that there are spectators or fans or supporters invaded a pitch after the final whistle at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on the 22 of October 2022,” said Majavu.

“They pleaded guilty as charged and in the result in having listened to the submissions by both parties’ representatives, the PSL DC sanctioned them as follows:

  • A monetary fine in the amount R200 000, half of which is suspended for a period of 24 months from today on condition that for the next 24 months they are not found guilty of the same offence again.
  • Effectively they would have to pay R100 000 plus 50% of the DC hearing costs for today.

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