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Pirates found guilty of denying Tim Sukazi entry into Orlando Stadium

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Orlando Pirates have been found guilty of denying TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi entry into Orlando Stadium when the two sides met in December.

TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi
TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – Soweto giants Orlando Pirates were found guilty on Tuesday of denying TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi entry into the Orlando Stadium when the two sides met in December.

The Buccaneers, along with Galaxy, went viral as footage of a scuffle between the two club’s officials emerged prior to their DStv Premiership match.

Sukazi, who has remained vocal about the repulsive scenes witnessed just outside the entrances of the stadium, has explained in detail the set of incidents that occurred on the day, including a conversation he had with Pirates boss Irvin Khoza.

While many other cases have been reported and subsequently dropped between staff members of the two clubs, the main issue on the day has been a subject of focus and it appears it has reached it’s conclusion.

The Sea Robbers had pleaded not guilty when put in front of the Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) Disciplinary Committee (DC). However, PSL prosecutor Zola Majavu confirmed the DC’s guilty verdict.

“The PSL DC has just returned a guilty verdict against Orlando Pirates,” he said.

“This is a result of Pirates having been found to have unreasonably denied Tim Sukazi access to Orlando Stadium when he was entitled to do so,” said Majavu.

“As a result, Orlando Pirates Football Club was found to have brought the league, the game, Safa, Caf, Fifa and the sponsors into disrepute.

“Having been convicted, the next stage now is for both parties to address the committee in regards to the appropriate sanction.

“The matter will be argued on the 3rd of May at 3pm and thereafter the DC will decide on the appropriate sanctions.”

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