Orlando Pirates have been fined by the PSL over “unlawfully watering the pitch” ahead of their match against Golden Arrows.

The Buccaneers won the game 3-1 thanks to injury-time goals by Terrence Dzvukamanja and Vincent Pule.

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However, PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu confirmed that Pirates will have to pay a fine of R25,000 for their antics.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club appeared before the DC to answer to charges of unlawfully watering the pitch contrary to regulations in the match against Golden Arrows,”

“The pleaded guilty and were subsequently convicted and in the result they were fined a monetary amount go R50,000, half of it is suspended for a period of 12 months on condition that during the period of suspension they’re not found guilty of a similar offence.

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“The balance of the of the other R25,000 is payable effectively, together with a cost order – the costs thereof would be administratively completed by the league and onforwarded to Orlando Pirates for payment together with the fine of R25,000.”

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