Khenyeza banned for 6 games

Mabhuti Khenyeza was found guilty of swearing and spitting at a linesman while at Ajax Cape Town.

Mabhuti Khenyeza was found guilty of swearing and spitting at a linesman while at Ajax Cape Town. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Mpumalanga Black Aces striker, Mabhuti Khenyeza has been suspended for six competitive games under by the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The ruling brings to an conclusion the long standing saga involving the player that has dragged on for months.

The PSL had referred the Khenyeza matter for arbitration in August last year following the decision by the Safa to change his earlier punishment from a 12-month ban to a R50 000 fine, half of which was suspended.

Khenyeza, while playing for Ajax Cape Town last season, was found guilty of swearing and spitting at a linesman, and suspended for 12 months by a PSL disciplinary committee.

But the player successfully appealed his sentence and was reduced to an effective R25,000 fine.

Apart from the 6-game ban, Khanyaza has also been fined R100,000 which is wholly suspended for the current season on condition the player is not found guilty of the same offence during the period of suspension.

Each party will have to pay 50% of the hearing costs as well as the arbitration costs.