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AmaZulu reveal plans to appeal PSL DC ruling

12:08 IST 15/09/2018
AmaZulu celebrate Siyabonga Nomvethe's goal
Usuthu have confirmed that they will appeal the decision handed down by the PSL DC

AmaZulu FC are set to file an appeal against the decision of the Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee.

The Durban side have been fined R640 000 after they were found guilty of fan misbehaviour.  

In their 3-1 league defeat against Mamelodi Sundowns last season, objects were thrown onto the pitch following Sibusiso Vilakazi’s third goal.

The game which was held at the King Zwelithini Stadium on March 2, had to come to an abrupt halt from the 63rd minute due to Usuthu supporters hurling objects at the Sundowns bench.

However, AmaZulu media officer Brilliant Mkhathini has since revealed to Goal that they will challenge the decision.

“For now I can’t divulge every details. What I can confirm is that the club is filing an appeal. We strongly believe the decision is too harsh. As we speak our legal team is examining the matter,” said Mkhathini.

On Wednesday,  the PSL said in a press release: "The PSL DC has found AmaZulu FC guilty and fined the club R640 000.00 of which R320 000 was suspended for a period of 24 months provided they are not found guilty of similar offence.”

Meanwhile, Usuthu were also acquitted on charges of over-selling tickets.

AmaZulu will once again use the legal route despite having previously failed to interdict the start of the MTN8.

Usuthu were one of the clubs affected by the long-running dispute between the PSL and Ajax Cape Town regarding the eligibility of Tendai Ndoro as they fell out of last season's top eight standings.