Swallows learn fate after PSL DC ruling

Moroka Swallows will be beathing a sigh of relief after they received a relatively lenient sentence after pleading guilty to charges of misconduct and bringing the Premier Soccer League into disrepute on Thursday.

Swallows appeared before the PSL’s Disciplinary Committee after they failed to honour their DStv Premiership fixtures against Mamelodi Sundowns (December 27) and Lamontville Golden Arrows (December 30) following a pay dispute between players and management.

They faced a monetary fine, major points deduction or even expulsion from the league.

PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu confirmed the club will forfeit the points from those matches with a 3-0 scoreline to their opponents, and the club received an effective R400 000 fine.

They had a R1-million sanction imposed on them, but R600 000 was suspended for two years.

Swallows were also warned that a future transgression of the same nature could see them face expulsion from the league.