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Pirates slapped with US$ 8 720 in fines

by Staff reporter
15 Jun 2024 at 10:58hrs | Views
Chegutu Pirates, newcomers to the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, have been fined US$8,720 for various infractions between April and May. The club disputes some of these charges.

One charge involves a US$250 fine for the club captain's failure to vote for the league's Player of the Month. The heaviest fine, US$3,645, covers hearing costs for an abandoned match against Dynamos on May 14. On May 25, Chegutu Pirates were fined US$2,000 for a pitch invasion by their security and marshals during a match against Simba Bhora, violating PSL rules.

On April 20, the club allegedly broke four PSL rules during a match against Yadah, including using kits without player names and sponsor logos, each resulting in a US$475 fine. They were also fined US$250 for delaying kickoff and US$1,250 for making biased comments to the media. Additionally, they received a US$375 fine for failing to provide a clean dressing room for officials in a match against Ngezi Platinum on May 22.

Club chairman Eddie Chivero confirmed receipt of the fines but stated that the club is appealing some sanctions. He argued that the responsibility for clean facilities lies with Ngezi Platinum, from whom they rent the Baobab Stadium. Chivero also contested the charge for pitch invasion, explaining that the marshals and security were protecting match officials, a standard security procedure.

Source - The Chronicle