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Chiefs' Dladla to plead guilty

2014-05-06 14:15
Josta Dladla (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs veteran midfielder Josta Dladla is likely to plead guilty for the use of the banned stimulant, methylhexaneamine.

The 34-year-old was charged by the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) in January after testing positive following the Soweto derby in October last year.

Dladla could face a maximum ban of up two years if he is found negligent in his use of methylhexaneamine.

However, SAIDS Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Galant, confirmed to the Soccer Laduma website that Dladla's likely guilty plea could potentially help him get a reduced sentence.

Galant said, "There will be the hearing in mitigation tonight in Joburg. We believe it's likely he's going to admit guilt. This will be a part of his plea bargain for mitigation of sentence. There will be the tribunal in front of our selected panel. After that there will be a closed hearing upon which his sentence is decided. The panel may need more time to deliberate, however, it's likely a decision will be reached later tonight. His defence team believes he is likely to get a reduced sentence if he pleads guilty."

Dladla has played six times for Bafana Bafana, having previously represented Mamelodi Sundowns (2004-2009) and Wits (2001-2002) in the PSL and Danish club AGF between 2002 and 2004.

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