HELLENIC FACE SUSPENSION
As if that is not enough, the side also stands to be docked three points and two goals if found guilty of the nine charges.
The Mangwaneni based side, now playing football in the MTN National First Division League, has been charged with causing the abandonment of their league game against newcomers Tinyosi where their fans assaulted match officials resulting in a police officer firing shots to disperse the rowdy crowd.
The team, owned by top lawyer and PLS’ Executive Committee member Mduduzi ‘Tsotsi’ Mabila is expected to appear before the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS)’ Protests and Disciplinary Committee (DC) to answer on the charges at the Sigwaca House this evening.
As part of the charges, Hellenic have been charged with causing the abandonment of the match in question and if convicted, according to the MTN National First Division League rules and regulations, they shall lose the match, with three points and two goals awarded to their opponents, and a suspension of not more than three months imposed on them plus a fine of E15 000.
The side has further been charged with assaulting match officials after their fans assaulted assistant referee Zamani Simelane and the charge carries a fine of not less than E10 000.
They have also been charged with pelting with stones a car belonging to the day’s Match Commissioner Wallace Mabuza and further threatening to assault him as he made his way out of the stadium and for that they face a combined fine of E10 000.
The side has also been charged with using obscene words against the match officials including referee Leticia Viana, failure to control the fans and bringing the game into disrepute, which all carry a combined fine of E15 000.
PLS’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zwelonke ‘Sport’ Dlamini confirmed that the team had formally been charged and were to appear before the NFAS’ DC this evening. The game in question was abandoned 12 minutes before time.