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By unknown | Jan 19, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Henri Michel is expected to know his fate today when he appears before the Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee on charges of misconduct.

The Frenchman had failed to attend the post-match television interview after their 1-0 defeat against Ajax Cape Town in an Absa Premiership match at Athlone Stadium on December 20.

The Brazilians will also be hauled over the coals for the action of their coach.

They appeared before the DC last Thursday but the case was postponed until today after Downs requested enough time to consult their legal representatives.

If they are found guilty it will not be the first time that Downs and their coach are fined for a similar offence.

Former head coach Trott Moloto and captain Esrom Nyandoro were fined after they snubbed the post-match interview in the final of the MTN8 Cup in which Bafana ba Style lost 4-3 on penalties to Kaizer Chiefs in Durban on September 23.

Sundowns, Moloto and Nyandoro received a R100 000 fine, of which R80000 was suspended for the rest of the season.

Ajax and their midfielder Franklin Cale also appeared before the DC on Thursday after the player failed to attend the post-match interview at the same match.

The Urban Warriors were fined R100000, of which R80000 was suspended for 12 months.

Cale was fined R30000, which was suspended for 12 months.

The guilty parties are ordered to send a written apology to the PSL as well as pay the cost of the sittings. This could amount to about R21000.

Coaches and players are forced to grant interviews after matches as part of the PSL's compliance manual that was introduced in the second half of last season.

It is among the innovations of PSL chief executive Kjetil Siem.


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