Benni, Wits face PSL probe
Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League will be launching an investigation into
the on-field bust-up between Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy and
the Bidvest Wits technical team.
Last weekend's Telkom Knockout final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium
threatened to turn ugly after Bucs ace McCarthy exchanged some unsavoury words with Students coach Roger de Sa and his assistant, Eric Tinkler.
The incident has received heady coverage in the media, although
the PSL, known for their stern approach to any situation that might
tarnish the league's image, have so far remained tight-lipped over the
However, PSL prosecutor Ntietso Mofokeng has revealed he will be
investigating the incident before making a decision on whether to take
disciplinary action against the trio.
"I cannot say whether or not action will be taken. We first have
to go through the report and then decide on whether or not to bring up
charges," Mofokeng told Sunday World.
The exact exchange of unpleasantries is not fully known, although
reports claim the scuffle was started when Wits assistant coach Tinkler
directed a comment at McCarthy's weight - a known touchy subject for
the former Blackburn and West Ham hitman.
That jab from the Clever Boys number-two sparked a furious retort
from Bafana Bafana's record scorer, who fought fire with fire, claiming
his financial wealth and title success far eclipsed that of both De Sa
and Tinkler combined.
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