JOHANNESBURG — The PSL Disciplinary Committee yesterday handed down its ruling in the case involving Ajax Cape Town and Mabhudi Khenyeza.
Khenyeza and Ajax Cape Town were charged with various offences arising from an incident which took place during a fixture between Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns played at Loftus Stadium on April 2 2013.
Ajax Cape Town FC was acquitted of the charges brought against it, but Khenyeza was convicted of swearing and spitting at a match official, Zakhele Siwela.
The PSL DC ruled that Khenyeza is suspended from all football activities under the auspices of the League for a period of 12 months. He was also ordered to pay costs of the two sittings of May 17 and 23 2013, such costs to include the travel costs of the League’s witnesses only for May 23 2013.
PSL Prosecutor, Nandé Becker said: “We welcome the sentence which is commensurate with the seriousness of the offences with which the player was charged with.
“I hope that the fining and sentence will send a strong message to all football players. Football players should be role models to their supporters, especially when matches are televised internationally.”