Pirates fined R150 000

2011-05-27 07:39

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates have been fined R150 000 by the Premier Soccer League (PSL), on the eve of the Nedbank Cup final, after a hearing with the league's disciplinary committee (DC).

The Premiership champions, in line for their third title of the season after winning the MTN8 Cup, pleaded guilty after fans invaded the pitch at the end of their final league match of the season against Golden Arrows at the weekend.

"Pirates are fined R150 000, of which R50 000 is payable immediately," the PSL DC said in a statement on Thursday.

"The balance of R100 000 is suspended for 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension they are not found guilty of the same offence."

Pirates had been fined for a similar offence in February, which was suspended for 12 months on the same condition, the PSL said.

"Three months later, they were found guilty again, which therefore rendered that suspended R50 000 effective immediately." Pirates face Black Leopards in the Nedbank Cup final in Nelspruit on Sunday.


  • crazydude - 2011-05-27 07:45

    The fine seems rather small for such a large security breach. However, I am glad that they were fined, and hope that they take better security measures from now on.

      My Comment - 2011-05-27 12:37

      Actually the PSL should be fined for not providing adequate security. It is not Pirates fault

  • vambozha mutemi - 2011-05-27 08:08

    consequences of over excitement

      Zikho - 2011-05-27 08:46

      You must be a sour Chiefs fan. At least the invasion was not to destroy property but joy.

  • Muzzy21 - 2011-05-27 08:51

    Thats milk money for the Iron Duke.Next time the PSL should provide more security to avoid an embarrassment.

  • Vktt - 2011-05-27 13:29

    Thers nothing wrong. They do have money to pay the fine.. I dont think it will be a problem. Go out there and win the cup

  • Mabhulwana - 2011-05-28 15:07

    The Iron Duke has been strangely quiet. Is he alright?

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