FC AK refute bribery claims

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

FC AK has flatly refuted claims that club president Aziz Kara, pictured, has attempted to bribe Mpumalanga Black Aces' goalkeeper Michal Babale to throw their National First Division match on December 23.

The Premier Soccer League this week issued a statement in which Aces alleged that Kara promised Babale R20 000 for his cooperation to this regard.

Aces further alleged that the first payment of R10 000 of the promised money was deposited into Babale's bank account and that the balance was to be paid after the said match.

The Mpumalanga side said claimed that the balance could not be paid because Babale, the former FC AK goalkeeper, reported the matter to the police.

The matter has already come before the PSL's disciplinary committee to hear arguments from both parties.

This week the DC, after having received judgment on February 5, unanimously ruled that there was substance in the complaint lodged by Aces.

It then recommended that the league should institute disciplinary proceedings for misconduct against FC AK pursuant to the complaint.

But FC AK, through their manager Kwezi Masondo, dismissed the allegations.

Thabo Moroape, Aces' spokesman, said their lawyers had advised them not to talk to the media about the matter.

FC AK meet African Warriors at Eldorado Park tomorrow. Aces visit Dynamos in NkowaNkowa on Sunday.