Moroka Swallows charged for misconduct by Premier Soccer League prosecutor

Moroka Swallows charged for misconduct by Premier Soccer League prosecutor

Premier Soccer League prosecutor Zola Majavu has confirmed charges of misconduct have been issued against Moroka Swallows over their recent fixture debacle.

Swallows failed to honour their fixture against league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on 27 December, requesting a cancelation from the League just hours before kick-off, with their clash against Golden Arrows scheduled for 30 December also called off as a precaution.

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This was as a result of an ongoing dispute between the club's management and players over unpaid salaries and alleged misrepresentation, according to the South African Football Players' Union.

The Dube Birds have now been called before the PSL's judiciary wing, who will deliberate on the appropriate punishment, which may include a monetary fine and/or a deduction of points.

"I can confirm that yesterday [Wednesday], Moroka Swallows Football Club was charged for misconduct and bringing the league into disrepute, pursuant to their failure to honour fixtures scheduled for 27 and 30 December 2023 respectively," said Majavu.

"They will appear before the PSL DC [Disciplinary Committee] on 11 January 2024 at 11h00 at the offices of the League. Once the matter is finalised, only then will I give a further update on the outcome of the DC proceedings.

"Until then, there will be no further commentary on this matter, as per usual."

Swallows, meanwhile, have hauled their own players before a club disciplinary hearing over what has been termed an "illegal strike" on the day of their match against Sundowns, which will be heard on Friday, as earlier reported by SABC Sport.

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