SAFA Capricorn Region will be represented by Mohlabile United at the Provincial playoffs in Nkowa-Nkowa following an arbitration ruling on Thursday. The case was referred to the SAFA arbitration after Mohlabile appealed a decision by the appeals board. It had ruled in favour of FC Lebash.

The two teams were involved in a SAFA Capricorn inter-play offs 2022/2023 against each other on 11 June 2023. This was to qualify for the upcoming provincial playoffs to take place in Nkowa-Nkowa, Tzaneen.

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FC Lebash are also accused of fielding an illegible player on the day. In his ruling, Adv Mukhethwa Nthambeleni has also ordered FC Lebash to pay the costs of the arbitration.

“The respondent [FC Lebash] is found guilty of fielding an illegible player during the SAFA Capricorn inter-playoffs 2022/2023 soccer match between the requestor [Mohlabile United] and respondent on 11 June 2023.

“The match points earned by the Respondent in the soccer match referred above are forfeited,” he ruled.

Mohlabile were represented by well-known football administrator and also club owner Mighty Tjale [main picture].

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The playoffs will kick start on Saturday, 29 July at the NkowaNkowa Stadium. The following teams will represent their respective districts.  Nkowankowa Continental [Mopani], King Born [Sekhukhune], Mukula Young Santos [Vhembe] and Sunrise awaits [Waterberg] and also Mohlabile United [Capricorn].

SAFA arbitration rules in favour of Mohlabile United
SAFA Capricorn Region

FULL FIXTURE LIST:

Saturday, 29 July
Continental [Mopani] v Mukula Young Santos [Vhembe]
08:00

Mohlabile United [Capricorn] v King Born [Sekhukhune]
10:00

Sunrise awaits [Waterberg] v Continental [Mopani]
12:00

Mukula Young Santos [Vhembe] v Mohlabile United [Capricorn]
14:00

King Born [Sekhukhune] v Sunrise Awaits [Waterberg]
16:00

Sunday, 30 July
Sunrise Awaits [Waterberg] v Mukula Young Santos [Vhembe]
08:00

Continental [Mopani] v Mohlabile United [Capricorn]
10:00

Mukula Young Santos [Vhembe] v King Born [Sekhukhune]
12:00

Mohlabile United [Capricorn] v Sunrise Awaits [Waterberg]
14:00

 King Born [Sekhukhune] v Continental [Mopani]
16:00

By Khotso Ramalatswa