PSL News 11.1.2018 10:43 am

Benni fined R50k for ‘cow’ comment

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City at Loftus Versveld Stadium (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Benni McCarthy, coach of Cape Town City during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City at Loftus Versveld Stadium (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has fined Cape Town City manager Benni McCarthy R50 000 fine for calling referee Phillip Tinyani a ‘cow’.

Following his side’s 2-1 loss to Chippa United in October last year, the former Bafana Bafana striker labelled Tinyani a ‘cow’ due to a number of decisions in the game he seemingly didn’t agree with.

In a statement, the PSL said half of McCarthy’s R50 000 fine has been suspended until the end of the 2018/19 season.

“Mr Benni McCarthy and Cape Town City were charged by the PSL Disciplinary Committee with misconducts following comments made by Mr McCarthy towards match official, Mr Phillip Tinyani.

“Mr McCarthy and Cape Town City pleaded guilty to the charge. They were each fined R50 000, of which R25 000 was suspended until the end of the 2018/19 season,” read the PSL statement.

READ: PSL charges Benni for ‘cow’ comment

Meanwhile, the PSL also issued penalties to National First Division sides, Royal Eagles and Mbombela United, for various offences.

“National First Division club Royal Eagles have been fined R40 000 (R20 000 of it suspended for a period of 12 months) for failing to submit their Security Operational Plan to the PSL five days before their match against University of Pretoria.

“Mbombela United had three points deducted against them and fined R50 000 [R25 000 suspended for 24 months] for fielding an ineligible player [Mxolisi Mayongo].

“The incident happened during their league match against Tshakumatsha Madzivhadila. Mayongo has been suspended for four matches.”

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