South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) have confirmed the guilty verdict for Mamelodi Sundowns after they fielded an ineligible player in a 1-1 draw against Bidvest Wits.
Wayne Arendse came on late on in their 1-1 Premiership draw against Wits at Lucas Moripe Stadium on October 7‚ when the player had not been named in the match squad of 18‚ which is in contravention of PSL regulations.
“The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has delivered a verdict on matters involving Mamelodi Sundowns‚ Mr Wayne Arendse and Mr Pitso Mosimane‚” a PSL statement said.
In the first matter involving Mamelodi Sundowns and Wayne
“Sanctions will be handed down once all the parties have made submissions to the Disciplinary Committee,”
If the sanction is keeping in line with a recent incident to Ajax Cape Town following last season, Sundowns will lose the point they picked up for the draw, while Wits will be handed all three points as well as a 3-0 final scoreline.
This will greatly alter the complexion of the current PSL standings which Sundowns lead by three points from both Orlando Pirates and Wits.