South African club permanently banned from football after scoring 59 goals in one match
Two Southern Africa football teams with one based in Limpopo banned for life for scoring 59:1 and another scoring 31:1 in a lower division league in what seems to be the battle to gain promotion according to soccer24.
Matiyasi FC, who were vying for promotion to the Provincial ABC Motsepe League, defeated Nsami Mighty Birds 59-1 on Saturday May 21, with 41 of the goals scored as own-goals.
A player who was recorded to have been given a red card in the first half was also recorded to have scored a goal in the second half.
The incident occurred last week and the South African Football Association (SAFA) had swiftly reacted.
The teams were charged and found guilty of corruption and contravening the association’s statutes.
In the verdict, the clubs have been permanently banned from all football activities while the officials implicated from both teams have also been given a five-year suspension within the region.
In another match from the same league, Shivulani Dangerous Tigers beat Kototo Happy Boys 33-1 on the same date. Seven own goals were recorded.
The teams were also found guilty of contravening the SAFA rules and were handed a life-ban from all football activities.
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