Multi-millionaires Shauwn Mkhize, who recently bought Bloemfontein Celtics so that her Royal AM could be in the DSTV Premier League, has been fined four million rand.
Mkhize’s Royal AM was found guilty of all charges of misconduct relating to the football club’s failure to honour four fixtures.
The NSL disciplinary committee on Tuesday announced the sanctions it meted out to Royal AM for refusing to take part in the play-offs.
Matters came to a head after Royal AM went to court to request direct promotion to the DSTV Premier League, while the league insisted the club had to participate in the playoffs.
Mam’ Mkhize – the new queen of SA football – stood her ground. When she lost her court bid, she simply bought Celtics and changed the name to Royal AM.
However, the discipline matter has come back to haunt her.
The NSL fined Royal AM R1 million for each of the four matches missed with R700 000 of each fine suspended for two years.
All four matches that Royal AM was supposed to play and failed to do so were awarded to opponents with a 3-0 score line.
The Pietermaritzburg club was sanctioned with a 12 points deduction for the current season, suspended for a year.
Royal AM was also ordered to pay all costs of the sittings in the four matters brought before the NSL disciplinary committee.