Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Herentals FC have are set to appear disciplinary committee today answer to allegations of trying to bride Bulawayo Chiefs head coach and players before their match at Luveve Stadium on December 14.
The Students needed a victory in the encounter to survive the relegation, and they went on to win 1-0.
A statement from the PSL reads:
“The Premier Soccer League has completed its investigations and summoned Herentals FC to appear before the PSL Disciplinary Committee for allegedly attempting to bribe Bulawayo Chiefs FC head coach and players before their Castle Lager PSL match that was played at Luveve Stadium on 14 December 2019.
Herentals are being charged under Article 31.1.3 which reads:
“For any corrupt, dishonest or unlawful purpose in connection with a game played under the auspices of the league, or in connection with the affairs of the league, gives, offers or promises, whether directly or indirectly, any inducement, reward or bribe of whatsoever nature, to anybody whomsoever.”
Herentals have already been summoned to appear before the Premier Soccer League of match manipulation raised following their 3-0 win over Black Rhinos in October and were found guilty of match fixing.
Herentals were docked three points and a fine of $300 000, they took the matter to the High Court but later withdrew and took it to the ZIFA Appeals Committee.