Absa Premiership

PSL charge Komphela, Larsen

2013-08-19 17:00
Steve Komphela (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Free State Stars coach Steve Komphela and Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen have been charged by the Premier Soccer League (PSL), the soccer body said on Monday.

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The pair will appear before a disciplinary committee in Johannesburg on Tuesday, following comments made to the media by both coaches.

"The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has charged Free State Stars and their coach, Steve Komphela, and Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen for bringing the league and the SA Football Association (SAFA) into disrepute in terms of (the)... rules," the PSL said.

Komphela was enraged following Stars' first PSL of the new season against SuperSport United, losing 4-1 after his team received a red card from referee Victor Gomes shortly before half-time.

"I know I could be facing some action, but this guy reffed nonsense," Komphela said after the game on August 3.

"Anyone could have played for SuperSport today. With a referee like this, who needs an opponent?"

Meanwhile, Larsen unleashed on referee Daniel Volgraaf at half-time of his side's premiership clash with Mamelodi Sundowns a day after Komphela's comments.

Larsen was caught on a television camera at half-time having a go at referee Volgraaf for what he believed to be a dubious red card decision which led to his side losing 3-1 to the Brazilians on August 4.

Walking down the tunnel, Larsen voiced his discontent at the referee and was later called to task for his abrasive attitude toward Volgraaf.

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