CHAMPIONS Dynamos and Highlanders have been slapped with the heaviest fines ever imposed by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for various offences this season.
The offences range from missile throwing to failure to provide team sheets on time as well as failure to provide cleaned dressing rooms as of August.
Dynamos were hit with a total of $5,125 fines while Highlanders were fined $4,000 from the start of the season to August.
According to the PSL Standing Order Offences and Fines, as of August, Dynamos were fined for offences ranging from missile-throwing to failure to provide properly cleaned dressing rooms for the second year running.
Last season, the PSL had to garnish the club’s Castle Lager League title prize money of $70,000 after slapping them with heavy fines totalling $64,000 for various offences.
This time, Dynamos were slapped with a $375 fine for failure to provide clean dressing rooms during a match against Harare City on April 27.
They were also fined $250 for failure to provide requested information on time [team sheets] during their league match against Caps United.
The Harare giants also failed to submit monthly awards ballots for April and May and were consequently hit with a $250 fine.
The champions failed to produce club flags which attracted a $250 fine. They, however, attracted the heaviest fine of $4,000 for missile-throwing by their fans during their match against army side Black Rhinos.
Bulawayo giants Highlanders were second team to incur the heaviest fines after they were fined a total of $4,000 for missile-throwing in two instances.
They were fined $2,000 for pitch invasion and missile-throwing during their match against How Mine on June 6 and another $2,000 for throwing missiles during their match against Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium.
Highlanders’ Willard Khumalo was also fined $125 for his expulsion from the technical area during the match against Chapungu in May.
However, Caps United appear to have behaved well so far, attracting only a total of $875 in fines for accumulating five yellow cards or more during their match against Hwange ($125) and use of an undesignated entry point for that match ($750).
Shabanie Mine were fined a total of $1 700 for delaying match kick-off against How Mine ($250), use of an undesignated entry point against FC Platinum $750, failure to provide club flags $250.Advertisement
They were also sanctioned for using a kit with the names of a player or sponsor’s logo not properly secured as per Fifa standards against Buffaloes.