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Sibanda in trouble


Reigning Footballer of the Year and FC Platinum striker Charles Sibanda faces disciplinary action from the Premier Soccer League for assaulting Chicken Inn assistant coach Adam Ndlovu.

Sibanda assaulted Ndlovu moments before their league match at Luveve Stadium last Saturday.

Sibanda, who is with the national team ahead of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations, was arrested immediately after the match and was taken to Luveve Stadium where he paid an admission of guilt fine of $20.

Premier Soccer League (PSL) chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele on Friday confirmed that the Warriors and FC Platinum midfielder has been summoned to appear before the league’s disciplinary committee following last week’s skirmishes.

“Charles Sibanda has been summoned to appear before the PSL disciplinary committee for his conduct. We received a complaint from Chicken Inn and Sibanda will appear before the committee on a yet to be advised date,” he said.

According to PSL rules and regulations it is an offence for a player to assault, threaten, intimidate, coerce, interfere, mislead or insult a match official, player or official of the league, Press or media, or any other person before or during the match.

The ill-tempered match also saw Ndlovu being red-carded by Midlands referee Thomas Masaa following a dispute over FC Platinum’s goal in the 67th minute by William Manondo.

The incident could jeopardise Sibanda’s chances of making it amongst the top 11 players of the season.

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