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The side will appear before a PSL Disciplinary Committee hearing on charges of spectator misbehaviour...

Premier Soccer League Prosecutor, Zola Majavu has confirmed that Free State Stars and Sthembiso Ngcobo will appear before a PSL Disciplinary Committee hearing on a charge of inciting fans and using abusive language to the towards the referee.

This relates to incidents which occurred in the Absa Premiership match between Free State Stars and Platinum Stars played at Goble Park on 10 October 2009.

An official PSL press release revealed that, "In the 85th minute of the match, the entire Free State Stars bench, including reserve players moved out of their technical area and went to confront the 1st assistant referee on the decision taken, thus inciting the Free State Stars fans, who as a result hurled all manner of insults at the match officials and thus behaved in an unsporting and disorderly manner.

"Furthermore, after the final whistle was blown, Free State Stars spectators misbehaved by throwing all sorts of objects at the match officials, which notably included, but was not limited to a rubbish bin thrown at them as well as stones, one of which actually hit the 2nd assistant referee on the hip."

Ngcobo will appear before the DC for using abusive language towards the referee. The hearing will take place at the League’s offices on 03 November 2009.

Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com

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