Sun. Sep 27th, 2020

Pitso Mosimane guilty of misconduct after punching official

07/10/2018. Mamelodi Sundowns FC coach Pitso Mosimane shouts at the assistant referee during their PSL match with Wits University FC at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)In what has been a horrid day for Mamelodi Sundowns, coach Pitso Mosimane has been found guilty of violent conduct after a bust-up with an AmaZulu security official.

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has been found guilty of violent conduct, following a bust up with with a security official during his team’s 3-3 draw with AmaZulu at King Zwelithini Stadium in September.

The former Bafana mentor found himself in hot water following the match, after an assault charge was laid against him by Nathi Ngwenya – a security guard who was deployed near the touchline on the day.

The man alleged that he had been struck on the face by Mosimane after intervening when Sundowns fans had attempted to invade the pitch.

The 54-year-old was charged with violent conduct by the PSL, while Mamelodi Sundowns were also brought before the Disciplinary Committee (DC) for bringing the league into disrepute.

On Wednesday, the PSL issued out a statement revealing that the coach, as well as the club will know their punishment once all parties have made submissions to the DC.

“In a matter arising from an incident between AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns on September 1, 2018, Pitso Mosimane was charged with misconduct after he allegedly assaulted AmaZulu team security official, Satchmo Ngwenya by punching him in the face,” the statement reads.

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A day to forget for Mamelodi Sundowns

The verdict comes just as the club is reeling from another ruling which did not go in their favour.

Earlier on Wednesday it was revealed that Sundowns could see themselves losing a point after being found guilty of misconduct after defender Wayne Arendse was unlawfully included in the squad for the 1-1 draw against Bidvest Wits in October last year.

Although a sanction is yet to be handed out, it could be one that could derail the club’s title defence, as their opponents on the day are likely to be handed maximum points from the fixture.

Wits currently trail the Tshwane giants by three points in third place, where their tied on 41 with Orlando Pirates, who are second on the log.

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