Absa Premiership

Baroka star facing potential suspension

2016-06-10 11:41
Tshepo Matete (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Newly-promoted Absa Premiership outfit Baroka FC are set to face the disciplinary action due to a reported contractual dispute involving winger Tshepo Matete.

Matete rose to prominence with his skillful YouTube videos, which landed him his first professional contract with Baroka FC at the start of the 2015/16 season.

However, it has now emerged that the player could possibly face a sanction following his alleged registration under an affidavit - which was brought to the PSL’s attention by NFD sides Highlands Park and Witbank Spurs.

The PSL rules state that all complaints need to be lodged within a 40-day period of the previous transfer window and as a result, Baroka were not found to guilty of breaking the law.

Club boss Khurishi Mphahlele rubbished the allegations put forward against Matete and his team.

"Baroka hid nothing, so the league had no grounds to charge us. We declared everything and didn't lie to the PSL" he told Soccer Laduma.

"Even if it wasn't 40 days, what would my club be found guilty of? We've done nothing wrong.

"How could the PSL charge us when we went with them to SAFA, who confirmed to us that the boy was never registered before?

Mphahlele also revealed that no disciplinary action has yet to be taken against Matete, but did not rule out the possibility of the player getting suspended in the 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign.

"We've received no notification. Maybe it'll come at the beginning of next season. They can suspend my player for a certain amount of games, but not ban him," he concluded.

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