Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
26 Apr 2019
11:22 am

Celtic found guilty of pitch invasion, City awarded points

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bloemfontein Celtic was found guilty of failing to provide adequate security and causing the abandonment of the Premiership fixture against Cape Town City on April 14.

Bloemfontein Celtic fans (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

This comes after Celtic fans invaded the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium pitch in an attempt to voice their frustrations about the way owner Max Tshabalala runs the club.

The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has ordered that the match be forfeited to Cape Town City FC with a 3-0 score.

“The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee last night found Bloemfontein Celtic FC guilty on charges of failing to provide adequate security and causing the abandonment of the #AbsaPrem fixture against Cape Town City on 14 April 2019,” read a statement from the PSL.

“The DC ordered that the match be forfeited to Cape Town City FC with a 3-0 score. In addition, Bloemfontein Celtic’s remaining two home matches are to be played outside of the Free State Province at venues to be determined by the League.”

City will now move to fourth place on the log table, with 44 points in 26 games.

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