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‘BULL’ SLAPPED WITH THREE COUNTS, FACE E70 000 FINE

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MBABANE – Mbabane Highlanders face a hefty E70 000 fine following charges of misconduct.


The ‘Black Bull’ appeared before the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) Disciplinary Committee (DC) last night facing three counts of misconduct following the throwing of cans in the 0-1 loss to Manzini Wanderers at Somhlolo National Stadium about a fortnight ago.


However, the matter was postponed to next week as Highlanders still needed to be furnished with the reports of the match officials to assist in their defence.
The reports they got before the case last night were reportedly in ‘fine print.’
In count one, the black and white ensemble are accused of contravening Article 7.1 (f) of the League Rules and Regulations, which frowns on throwing  objects onto the field of play or its surroundings. A guilty party pays a fine of not less than E15 000.


In the other two counts, Highlanders are said to have contravened  Articles 7.1 (i) and 7.1 (l), which are about disturbing the normal proceedings of a match, as well as failing to control fans, respectively. The total sentence for the two counts is E55 000.


“Any club whose members engage in unsporting behaviour by directly or indirectly interrupting or disturbing the proceedings of match before, during or after the game shall be punishable with a fine of not less than E25 000 by the DC,”  reads Article  7.1 (i) in part.
As a result, the total amount Highlanders could pay if found guilty could shoot up to E70 000.


Representing Highlanders last night were Nkosingivile Dlamini and Mxolisi Dlamini from Robinson Bertram Attorneys and they were accompanied by team PRO, Mphumelelo Mnisi.

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Should emabandla have also been disbanded?