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Lost players’ cards cost City at least R100 000.

Cape Town City was fined R100,000 n the matter between the club and Maritzburg united.  The disciplinary committee fined the club on Monday 17th January 2022 at a hearing for the match in which Cape Town City played Maritzburg United without player registration cards. The DSTV premiership match was played under protest at Cape Town Stadium on December 7 2021.

According to Thabo Nodada, the players’ registration cards were stolen when one of the official’s car was broken into.  Cape Town City was fined R100 000, with half of it suspended for twelve months.  Cape town city had pleaded guilty and they had won the match against Maritzburg United 3-2. Maritzburg chair, Farook Kadodia, expressed dissatisfaction as he hoped that the disciplinary committee would have the match result reversed. Kadodia indicated that Maritzburg would review the verdict, consult their lawyers to appeal the decision. Capetown city was further instructed to pay for the costs of the disciplinary hearing and that of Maritzburg United’s attorney for the disciplinary hearing of January 12. The PSL is expected to return the protest fee to Maritzburg United.